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1 a lovely woman
  • she's a honey, all right

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2 something very good of its kind
  • this morning one of my employees had a real honey of an excuse for being late for work

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3 a person with whom one is in love
  • he usually gives his honey a dozen red roses on Valentine's Day

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Synonyms & Antonyms of honey (Entry 2 of 2)

to praise too much
  • she knew that the hairstylist was honeying her for a reason—the expectation of a generous tip

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The first known use of honey was before the 12th century

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“Honey.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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