Examples of honcho in a Sentence
the office was all abuzz because some honchos from corporate headquarters were coming for a visit
he's definitely the head honcho in that company
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The head honcho glowers across the lacquered conference table, violence in his eyes.
One of those very rich Americans is Robert Mercer, the hedge fund honcho and extreme right-winger who—along with his daughter Rebekah—has close connections to both Steve Bannon and Trump, and is a partial owner of Breitbart News.
But with new revelations making news by the day, Ms. Kennedy had increasingly urgent conversations with fellow honchos in and out of the industry.
Ruthless business honcho Jerry Heller countered that Dre earned $85,000 in that calendar year.
Bartomeu is keen to now tie down Roberto to a new long-term deal, and the Barca head honcho himself keeps the memory of last March against Les Parisiens, as one of the fondest of his time in the boardroom.
And the mayor was everywhere when Santa Clara hosted Super Bowl 50 in 2016, rolling out the red carpet for NFL honchos and stealing the national spotlight and TV glory for his city.
Featuring Rick Ross Meek Milly teams up with MMG head honcho Rick Ross for his introduction to mainstream success over the tuneful Jahlil Beats produced track.
Hammond’s late father, former Columbia Records’ honcho John Hammond, Sr., helped launch the careers of Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Count Basie, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Leonard Cohen, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.
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A relic of the large US presence in Japan in the years following World War II, the word honcho comes from the Japanese word hanchō meaning “leader of the squad, section, group.” We are uncertain of the exact route by which honcho found its way into American military argot in the mid-1950s, though it is known that the Japanese applied hanchō to British or Australian officers in charge of work parties in prisoner-of-war camps. By the 1960s, the word had become part of colloquial American jargon.
Origin and Etymology of honcho
First Known Use: 1945See Words from the same year
Synonymsbig, big boy, big cheese, bigfoot, biggie, big gun, big leaguer, big-timer, big wheel, bigwig, fat cat, heavy, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), big shot, kahuna, kingfish, kingpin, major leaguer, muckety-muck (also muck-a-muck or mucky-muck), nabob, nawab, nibs, nob [chiefly British], pooh-bah (also poo-bah), wheel
Antonymslightweight, nobody, nonentity, nothing, shrimp, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilch
Related Wordsbaron, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, lion, magnate, mogul, prince, tycoon; VIP
Near Antonymsinferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity, obscurity
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