[hongk, hawngk]
the cry of a goose.
any similar sound, as of an automobile horn.
verb (used without object)
to emit a honk.
to cause an automobile horn to sound: He drove up in front of the house and honked.
verb (used with object)
to cause (an automobile horn) to sound: The driver honked his horn impatiently.

1790–1800, Americanism; imitative

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honk (hɒŋk)
1.  a representation of the sound made by a goose
2.  any sound resembling this, esp a motor horn
3.  slang (Brit), (Austral) a bad smell
4.  to make or cause (something) to make such a sound
5.  (Brit) (intr) a slang word for vomit
6.  slang (Brit), (Austral) to have a bad smell

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Word Origin & History

1843, of the cry of a pig, 1854 of geese (first recorded in Thoreau), Amer.Eng., imitative. The verb sense of "sound a horn," especially on an automobile, first recorded 1895 in Amer.Eng.
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Slang Dictionary

honk definition

  1. n.
    a drinking spree; a toot. : Jed's last honk lasted nearly a week.
  2. n.
    a white male; a honky. (Black. Not necessarily derogatory.) : There are mainly honks where I work.
  3. in.
    to vomit. (Onomatopoetic.) : I can hear someone in the john honking like mad.
  4. tv.
    to vomit something. : He honked up his whole pizza.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Drivers now honk their horns at us as they pull up to the campus gate.
Cars honk, buses roar, and a sea of people sweeps by.
To honk at pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists unless necessary to avoid
  a collision.
Honk the horn, pretend to drive, have their picture taken.
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