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1 one of high position or importance within a group
  • the office was all abuzz because some honchos from corporate headquarters were coming for a visit

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2 the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do
  • he's definitely the head honcho in that company

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The first known use of honcho was in 1945

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“Honcho.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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