honk

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
honk /hɑŋk, hɔŋk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Animal Behaviorthe cry of a goose.
  2. any similar sound, as of an automobile horn.

v. 
  1. to (cause to) give off a honk: [no object]geese honking in flight.[+ object]The driver honked his horn impatiently.
honk•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
honk  (hongk, hôngk), 
n. 
  1. Animal Behaviorthe cry of a goose.
  2. any similar sound, as of an automobile horn.

v.i. 
  1. to emit a honk.
  2. to cause an automobile horn to sound:He drove up in front of the house and honked.

v.t. 
  1. to cause (an automobile horn) to sound:The driver honked his horn impatiently.
Etymology:
  • imitative 1790–1800, American.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

honk /hɒŋk/ n
  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
vb
  1. to make or cause (something) to make such a sound
  2. (intransitive) Brit
    a slang word for vomit
  3. Brit Austral slang to have a bad smell



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