honk·​er ˈhäŋ-kər How to pronounce honker (audio)
: one that honks
slang : a very large nose

Examples of honker in a Sentence

with a honker like that, you must need a hankie the size of a bedsheet
Recent Examples on the Web Whether the actor who originated the role in the 1590s wore a wax honker is unknown, but the stereotype was certainly familiar by then. Jesse Green, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2023 Before agriculture subdued the mountain rivers, much of the southern San Joaquin Valley was transformed each spring into marsh teeming with tule elk and antelope, honkers, and gray and Canada geese. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2023 People broke the news, citing insider sources and a big honker of a rock that Song was wearing around Beverly Hills this week. Vulture, 26 Jan. 2022 From mallard purists to pit blind honker hunters, our favorite bird species often dictates our hunting style. Ryan Chelius, Outdoor Life, 1 Mar. 2021 And big honker or petite button, our sniffers hate when bad odors linger nearby. Dan Seitz, Popular Science, 10 Mar. 2021 Keep the honkers away from the ducks and bar-bellies. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 6 Jan. 2020 Combined with good scouting and a spread that looks a little different, these two calls will pull even the wariest big honkers. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, 2 Jan. 2020 Volkert said honkers find spots with good food supplies and access to water, their primary means of escape from predators. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of honker was in 1836

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“Honker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honker. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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