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
Recent Examples of honcho from the Web
Throughout the press tour for the new Ant-Man film, people have been asking Marvel honcho Kevin Feige about the future of the female heroes of the MCU.
So, as Cubs baseball honcho Theo Epstein considers trades to bolster a third-place team that is expected to be a World Series contender, the big question becomes this: Can Manny Machado pitch?
Comcast honchos want to replace embattled NBC News Chairman Andy Lack by the end of the year after a series of public relations debacles have tarnished the news division’s once-sterling reputation, Fox News has learned.
In an upcoming limited series on Showtime, the actor is set to play former Fox News honcho Roger Ailes.
TheaterWorks honcho Rob Ruggiero, who has directed regularly at Goodspeed for around a decade now, helms this tricky show, which requires highly skilled character actors, a large group of unruly children and a wardrobe of greatcoats and top hats.
That Cubs baseball honcho Theo Epstein better do something already?
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.
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Did You Know?
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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