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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: hunky 'white person' (1900-2000), from Hunk 'East European person' (19-20 centuries), probably from Hungarian

honky

noun
     
hon‧ky , honkie plural honkies [countable] American English taboo
a very offensive word for a white person, used by black people. Do not use this word.

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