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honky

noun hon·ky \ˈhȯŋ-kē, ˈhäŋ-\

Definition of honky

plural honkies also honkeys

usually disparaging

  1. :  a white person



Variants of honky

or honkieplay also honkey \ˈhȯŋ-kē, ˈhäŋ-\

Origin of honky

probably alteration of Hunky


First Known Use: 1958


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