Honk! Out of the way! A honk is a noise made by a goose or a car horn. A goose’s honk can be a greeting or warning, which is also true of a car horn’s honk.

To make the sound of a honk is to honk, whether you’re a goose or a taxi driver waiting for the light to turn green. The “cry of a goose” meaning is the oldest, and the word honk, especially if you say it loudly, sounds just like what it means. HONK! The most common honk these days comes from cars stuck in traffic or saying hello. Honk if you like definitions!

Definitions of honk
  1. noun

    the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)

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    the characteristic utterance of an animal

  2. verb

    cry like a goose

    “The geese were
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    emit, let loose, let out, utter

    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

  3. verb

    use the horn of a car

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    make noise, noise, resound

    emit a noise

  4. verb

    make a loud noise

    beep, blare, claxon, toot
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    play (a musical instrument) casually
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    go, sound

    make a certain noise or sound

  5. verb

    eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

    barf, be sick, chuck, disgorge, regurgitate, throw up, vomit, vomit up
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    keep down

    manage not to throw up
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    egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

    eliminate from the body

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