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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrelhouse, honky-tonknoun

    a cheap drinking and dancing establishment

  2. honkytonk, divenoun

    a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall


  1. honky-tonknoun

    A district in which honky-tonks are found.

  2. honky-tonkadjective

    (Music) Pertaining to a style of ragtime piano music having a melody embellished with chords and syncopated rhythms, accompanied by a bass in strict two-four or four-four time. It is often played on an upright piano having its strings muffled to produce a tinny sound; as, a honky-tonk piano. RHUD


  1. honky-tonknoun

    A cheap nightclub

    Gimme, gimme, gimme a honky-tonk girl. The Rolling Stones, "Honky-tonk Woman".

    Etymology: From honk-a-tonk, possibly imitative

  2. honky-tonknoun

    The type of music typically played in such a club

    Etymology: From honk-a-tonk, possibly imitative


  1. Honky-tonk

    A honky-tonk is a type of bar that provides musical entertainment to its patrons. Bars of this kind are common in the Southern and Southwestern United States. The term "honky-tonk" has also been applied to various styles of 20th-century American music.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of honky-tonk in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of honky-tonk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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