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honker1

[hong-ker, hawng-] /ˈhɒŋ kər, ˈhɔŋ-/
noun
1.
a person or thing that honks.
2.
Informal. a goose.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; honk + -er1

honker2

[hong-ker, hawng-] /ˈhɒŋ kər, ˈhɔŋ-/
noun, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
Origin
perhaps honk(y) + -er1
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  • Prone to sliding down when your honker starts sweating.
British Dictionary definitions for honker

honker

/ˈhɒŋkə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that honks
2.
(Canadian) an informal name for the Canada goose
3.
(slang) a nose, esp a large nose
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Slang definitions & phrases for honker

honker

noun

The nose; schnozz: and she has a honker as big as yours (1940s+)


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