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honcho

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noun hon·cho \ˈhän-(ˌ)chō\

Simple Definition of honcho

  • : a person who is in charge of other people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of honcho

plural honchos

  1. :  boss, big shot; also :  hotshot

Examples of honcho in a sentence

  1. <the office was all abuzz because some honchos from corporate headquarters were coming for a visit>

  2. <he's definitely the head honcho in that company>



Origin of honcho

Japanese hanchō squad leader, from han squad + chō head, chief


First Known Use: 1955




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