hon

noun
\ ˈhən How to pronounce hon (audio) \

Definition of hon

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Definition of hon (Entry 2 of 2)

honor; honorable; honorary

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Examples of hon in a Sentence

Noun I'm so glad you're home, hon.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Like English, Swedish used two pronouns to indicate the gender of a person, hon (she) and han (he). Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Actually, Gender-Neutral Pronouns Can Change a Culture," 15 Aug. 2019 In the Walled Garden, Bonsai and Beyond members will be displaying a rich composition of (miniature) treasures from the plant world including bonsai, saikei, penjing, hon non bo, kusamono, terrariums, fairy gardens and hanging gardens. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Youth of the Year picked at Boys & Girls Club," 4 Apr. 2018 And my hon mirin, true mirin, which is hard to find in the U.S. Mari Uyehara, Bon Appetit, "I Don’t Miss My Ex, But I Do Miss My Condiments," 8 Mar. 2018 David Cote, chief executive officer of Honeywell International Inc. (hon), said at the time. Fortune, "A Year Ago, Davos Thought Trump Would Be a Normal President," 22 Jan. 2018 Hon seems to have the most fun pouring two half-tastes for each dish, allowing guests to sample quite a few wines without doing excessive damage to one's budget or liver. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Proxi is a small-plates bazaar of international street food," 14 Aug. 2017 Though their outfits were extravagant, Baltimore’s original hons, now retirement age and beyond, say their fashion sense was rooted in the identity of working mother and community caretaker. Brittany Britto, baltimoresun.com, "The Real Hons of Baltimore: The working women who inspired Honfest," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of hon

Noun

circa 1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hon was circa 1906

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“Hon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hon. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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honorable

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