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[hon-choh] /ˈhɒn tʃoʊ/ Slang.

noun, plural honchos.
a leader, especially an assertive leader; chief.
verb (used with object)
to organize, supervise, or be the leader of:
She volunteered to honcho the new project.
noun (pl) -chos
the person in charge; the boss
to supervise or be in charge of

1947, American English, “officer in charge,” from Japanese hancho “group leader,” from han “corps, squad” + cho “head, chief.” Picked up by U.S. servicemen in Japan and Korea, 1947-1953.


The person in charge; chief; big enchilada, boss: better known as the honcho of Scientific Anglers, Inc (1947+)


: honcho a staff

[fr Japanese hancho, ”squad leader”; han, ”small group,” and cho, ”leader”]


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