short for honours (sense 2)
1721 as short for honorable; 1906 as short for honey in the affectionate sense.
Sweetheart; honey •Used in direct address: What’s that, hon? (1906+)
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/huː/ pronoun 1. (West Yorkshire & Lancashire, dialect) she
interjection An exclamation of surprise, consternation, amazement, etc: Hoo-boy! The cheapest way to have your family tree traced [1950+; perhaps a blend of hoo ha with oh boy; popularized by Walt Kelly’s comic strip ”Pogo”]
[hooch] /hutʃ/ noun, Slang. 1. alcoholic liquor. 2. liquor illicitly distilled and distributed. [hooch] /hutʃ/ noun, Military Slang. 1. a thatched hut of southeast Asia. 2. any living quarters, as a barracks. 3. [hooch; Dutch hohkh] /hutʃ; Dutch hoʊx/ noun 1. Pieter de [pee-ter duh;; Dutch pee-tuh r duh] /ˈpi tər də;; Dutch ˈpi tər […]
[hooch] /hutʃ/ noun, Military Slang. 1. a thatched hut of southeast Asia. 2. any living quarters, as a barracks. 3. /huːtʃ/ noun 1. (informal, mainly US & Canadian) alcoholic drink, esp illicitly distilled spirits /huːtʃ; Dutch hoːx/ noun 1. Pieter de (ˈpiːtər də). 1629–?1684, Dutch genre painter, noted esp for his light effects n. also […]