honk·​er | \ ˈhäŋ-kər How to pronounce honker (audio) , ˈhȯŋ- \

Definition of honker

1 : one that honks
2 slang : a very large nose

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for honker


Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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 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 As new ones grow in, the honkers are unable to fly. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2018 Public awareness campaigns and fines of around $4.80 for honkers brought drivers into line. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2017 Our shotguns rang out and the first two honkers of 2017 were in hand. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'honker.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of honker

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About honker

Dictionary Entries Near honker




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for honker

Cite this Entry

“Honker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honker. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!