honkie

honky

[hong-kee, hawng-]
noun, plural honkies. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person.
Also, honkie, honkey, honker.


Origin:
1945–50, Americanism; perhaps alteration of hunky2

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honky (ˈhɒŋkɪ)
 
n , pl honkies
derogatory, slang chiefly (US) a White man or White men collectively
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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honky
derogatory slang word for "white person," 1967, black slang, of unknown origin, perhaps from late 19c. hunky "East-Central European immigrant," a colloquial shortening of Hungarian. Honky in the sense of "factory hand" is attested from 1946.
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