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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun honcho:


Definition of the noun honcho

What does honcho mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: honchos

  1. a person who exercises control over workers
    • example: A customer wanted to know who the head honcho was.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of honcho: boss / chief / foreman / gaffer
    • more generic word: supervisor = one who supervises or has charge and direction of
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun honcho


  1. boss, leader


  1. Honcho is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
  2. Honcho is a fictional character from the 2002 film Lone Hero.


  1. Honcho was an American pornographic magazine aimed towards gay men that was published from April 1978 to November 2009.
  2. Honcho a.k.a. Delta Sailplane Nomad: The Delta Sailplane Honcho and Delta Sailplane Nomad are a family of American ultralight aircraft and motorgliders that were derived from the Volmer VJ-24W SunFun and produced by the Delta Sailplane Corporation. The aircraft were supplied as kits for amateur construction.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Honcho

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Google previewAlmost Strangers (2002)

A Novel by Delsa Winer

The internal medicine honcho is a Dr. Jane—and since so many of the doctors are women, Ursula isn't terribly surprised to learn that a male doctor has a woman's name. Meanwhile, Ruth has contracted diarrhea with the Flaubertian title, ...

Google previewMay We Borrow Your Language? (2016)

How English Steals Words From All Over the World by Philip Gooden

for its alliterative value rather than sense, since a honcho is a head by definition, the term is often assumed to be Spanish/Mexican. (A newspaper ad of some years ago featured a picture of a sombrero'd Mexican with the tagline 'So you ...

Google previewFree Agent Nation (2001)

How Americans New Independent Workers Are Transforming the Way We Live by Daniel H. Pink

For instance, suppose Sue the HR honcho is a dope. In that case, the ...

Google previewBig Fat Gypsy Weddings (2011)

The Dresses, the Drama, the Secrets Unveiled by Jim Nally

However, head honcho is the hedgehog (hotchi witchi). Its prickly exterior offers arigid separation betweenits inner andouter self, andprevents self grooming.To many Romany, hedgehog flesh is considered an almost sacred delicacy and an ...

Google previewWord Nerd (2007)

More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer

honcho is a direct borrowing of Japanese han, “squad” and cho, “leader” the honda is the eye at the end of a lasso or lariat through which the rope passes to form a loop hone was first a whetstone for sharpening tools, then became the action ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

honcho “In campaign season,” wrote the New York Sun in 1905, “politicians of all stripes and kinds howl for 'Home Rule!' Then they flood to Albany and ask the Legislature to tinker up what they consider imperfect in the city government.


by hakem saleh

Head Hammer Ham-fisted Happen Hang it up Hang loose Hang tough Hardware Heave Hit Hole up Honcho Hooker toilet accelerator clumsy perhaps, maybe quit relax stick with Weapons vomited successful hide boss prostitute Jalā alJala A ...

Google previewAmerican Heretic's Dictionary (2016)

by Chaz Bufe

The following statements, by Reverend Pat Robertson—prominent televangelist, Christian Coalition honcho, former presidential candidate, and close “personal friend” of both corrupt, murderous Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko and corrupt, ...

Google previewThe UK to USA Dictionary (2012)

British English Vs. American English by Claudine Dervaes, John Hunter

ugly, unattractive housewife home run in baseball processed maize, see also grits HONCHO, HEAD HONCHO HOOCH HOOD (auto) HOOEY HOOKY (play) HOOSEGOW 81 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Shinto (2002)

by Stuart D. b. Picken

JINJA HONCHO. The Association of Shinto Shrines (as it is described in English) created after 1945 to replace the various bodies that administered shrine (jinja) business. When the Allied Occupation authorities decided to abolish the Jingi-in, ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

head, imam05ariki,chief, guide, ruler,sheik, usher06 bigwig, escort, expert, honcho, sachem, sheikh,topdog, zaddik 07bigshot,captain, coryphe,courier, founder, general, khalifa, kingpin, mahatma, manager,pioneer, skipper, tsaddik, tsaddiq, ...

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Small photo of The Happy Honcho - Middle aged man with long hair and old straw hat laughing and enjoying life More...

Scrabble value of H4O1N1C3H4O1

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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