a derogatory term in black American slang for a white person
■ For example:
- When we were visiting the Apollo Theater in Harlem in New York, a woman passing us on the street said, “What are you honkies doin’ round here?”
- I have a lot of black American friends, and they all say they hate racist language, including anti-white words like “honky”.
Note: This is a black American slang term, so while it’s useful for learners to know, especially those who like American movies, learners should not consider it a word they’ll need to use themselves.
Variety: This slang term is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.