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
For a long time prior to Grant's promotion to head honcho of draft preparation, the Indians struggled to stockpile minor-league talent.
Deford recognized these and other problems more than four decades ago and offered up solutions that today's tennis honchos should tack to their office walls.
Gianforte positioned himself as close to President Trump as possible, and that included adopting the head honcho's views towards the press—even before Gianforte allegedly assaulted reporter Ben Jacobs.
About 60,000 policymakers and industry honchos have ID numbers from the Feds.
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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
Japanese hanchō squad leader, from han squad + chō head, chief
First Known Use: 1945
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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