honked

honk

[hongk, hawngk]
noun
1.
the cry of a goose.
2.
any similar sound, as of an automobile horn.
verb (used without object)
3.
to emit a honk.
4.
to cause an automobile horn to sound: He drove up in front of the house and honked.
verb (used with object)
5.
to cause (an automobile horn) to sound: The driver honked his horn impatiently.

Origin:
1790–1800, Americanism; imitative

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honk (hɒŋk)
 
n
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
 
vb
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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honk
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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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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honked definition


and honkers
  1. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. : Willy was too honked to stand up. , Man, is he honkers!
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