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

Example Sentences

with a honker like that, you must need a hankie the size of a bedsheet
Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 See More

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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 4 Feb. 2023.

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