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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Interestingly, City Council honcho Ed Burke (14th), who's Irish, is also eligible to be a member of the Latino Caucus, as his southwest-side ward is overwhelmingly Mexican-American.
Beginning with the Blues Festival next month, Kelly and other city honchos will have access to some rich new data: the actual credit card spending by attendees.
This is especially true when the honcho is a headcase.
More of his party’s honchos grew nervous that his push would somehow interfere with their messaging around Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Mango spent more than 20 years as health-care honcho in Allegheny County.
The head honcho of Empire Productions, who started the Rumble in 2010, came up in the potent late-90s Chicago hardcore scene, and he's founded several bands over the years, including the Killer (in 2001) and most recently Young & Dead (in 2013).
Producers are wondering who the TV programming honchos will be at 21st Century Fox FOX 0.59% and Walt Disney Co. if those companies complete a deal for Disney to acquire the bulk of Fox’s entertainment assets.
The premium network is reaching out to what network honchos say is an underserved population.
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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.
big, big boy, big cheese, big gun, big leaguer, big shot, big wheel, big-timer, bigfoot, biggie, bigwig, fat cat, heavy, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), kingfish, kingpin, nabob, nibs, wheel;
HONCHO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of honcho for English Language Learners
: a person who is in charge of other people
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