honky honky  /ˈhɔŋ ki/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (slang) offensive names for a White man

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For a group of expat teenagers, Hong Kong's honky-tonk quarter of Kowloon was once the ultimate playground.
  2. Around 1900, in the honky-tonks and whorehouses of New Orleans, it became jazz.
  3. Williams' fans should give a close listen before they shout for Keen's scalp; his mix of irony, folk and honky-tonk is a tribute to Hank's influence.

News

  1. Anti-saggy-pants ordinance passed in Wildwood

    WILDWOOD - An ordinance approved Wednesday by local officials to make those on the boardwalk pull up their pants - billed as a way to promote decency in this honky-tonk Jersey Shore town - is a violation of constitutional and civil rights, says the American Civil Liberties Union.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Gravy Boys bring blend of rock, bluegrass to Oriental

    ORIENTAL — Mix a pinch of rock, a handful of honky tonk and a splash of bluegrass, and you’ve got The Gravy Boys. The Gravy Boys present a free concert sponsored by the Pamlico Musical Society June 22 at Lou Mac Park in Oriental.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Bern Sun Journal

  3. Keokuk natives come home with Red Meat June 22

    California-based honky tonk band Red Meat will perform in Keokuk with William Elliott Whitmore and Out on Bail at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Keokuk Daily Gate City

Quotes

  1. The self-styled "Honky Tonk Hero" recorded more than 20 albums and wrote "Georgia on a Fast Train" and "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Billy Joe Shaver Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I got away from everybody I knew, packed a bag and jumped ship," says Shears, who calls the music on Scissor Sisters' new album, Night Work, "classic rock-inspired electronic honky-tonk," adding that new songs like Fire With Fire and...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Jake Shears Source: National Post

  3. "It's something that could have happened anywhere to any music fan," Snider said yesterday. "There are these fire trap clubs all over the world, all over the country, and it could have been in an urban club or in a country honky tonk."
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Dee Snider Source: Boston Herald

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