honky
or honkie; also honkey noun (plural honkies; also honkeys) Etymology: probably alteration of Hunky Date: 1958 usually disparaging a white person

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  • honky —    ‘Split, honky, you smell,’ says a black American to a white male in The Tenants, by Bernard Malamud. ‘Honky’ is said to be a form of ‘hunky’, or ‘bohunk’, originally used by both blacks and whites to describe a foreigner, especially one from… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • honky — UK [ˈhɒŋkɪ] / US [ˈhɑŋkɪ] noun [countable] Word forms honky : singular honky plural honkies mainly American offensive an insulting word for a white person …   English dictionary

  • honky — white person, Caucasian    Then this honky gave us a ride. Some whites are nice, eh …   English idioms

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