Honked



[hongk, hawngk] /hɒŋk, hɔŋk/

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.
/hɒŋk/
noun
1.
a representation of the sound made by a goose
2.
any sound resembling this, esp a motor horn
3.
(Brit & Austral, slang) a bad smell
verb
4.
to make or cause (something) to make such a sound
5.
(intransitive) (Brit) a slang word for vomit
6.
(Brit & Austral, slang) to have a bad smell
n.

cry of a goose, 1814, American English, imitative. As a verb by 1854, of geese; the sense of “sound a horn,” especially on an automobile, first recorded 1895 in American English. Related: Honked; honking.

adjective

Angry; pissed off: I’m going to have people really honked at me no matter what I do/ a honked-off Torcivia wrote to Wineke (1980s+)

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honk off

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