Definitions

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  • n. Honey, sweetheart (used as a term of endearment).

Etymologies

Shortened from honey. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Drottning, Björn, du fåfängt jagar, 8 var mig kär från barndomsdagar; hon är spelets bästa docka, hur det går, _hon_ räddas må."

    Fritiofs Saga

  • Men här är det annorlunda: outsäglig längtan slår 8 sina vingar kring min panna; som en drömmande jag går, kan ej glömma Balders hage, kan ej glömma eden än, som hon svor, -- _hon_ bröt den icke, grymma gudar bröto den.

    Fritiofs Saga

  • To certain people in Baltimore, the word hon, which is short for honey, isn't just a nice thing to call someone.

    NPR Topics: News

  • And that she called her hon, even though she probably said that to everybody.

    My Dreams Out in the Street

  • Concentration in Hebrew is often called "hon v'shilton", which means "fortune and governance", but refers more to the close relationship between the two.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • "These folks have felt that their use of the word hon was part of who they are," says

    NPR Topics: News

  • Whiting has trademarked the word hon, but she says she doesn't own the word.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Maybe it's because I live in the South - it's okay if a waitress calls me "hon" - she does it to everyone!

    How Do We Speak to Them? (The Boomer Blog)

  • So I actually called her hon, even though I always thought that word sounded superphony.

    Dork Diaries

  • Well hon, that is a tough road to travel and not much of it is paved.

    Final Post about Amtrak Annie

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  • Does anyone know from where addressing strangers as 'love' (or 'luv') come? I get that sort of thing a lot but I don't think it's exclusively Australian.

    January 10, 2011

  • I decided this week that henceforth I would be true to my Baltimoron heritage and address strangers as "hon". We'll see how long it takes to pick up the habit.

    January 7, 2011

  • Dontcry, so I guess one could say you live in Westward Ho!

    Rt, I can't take credit for the photo; I trawled in on Google and found it on the Intelligent Travel blog.

    November 1, 2008

  • I only knew from double-checking the website, rol. Beautiful photo! Reminds me of South Philadelphia around the holidays. :-)

    November 1, 2008

  • Oh, we're BIG, baby. Almost as big as the hair at Honfest!

    November 1, 2008

  • Dontcry, I didn't know Howard Co. was big enough to have a Western Howard Co. (just kidding).

    Reesetee, thanks for reminding me that it's "Honfest", not "Hon Fest". I'm not sure I ever actually went to Honfest, though I like Hampden, especially the diner food and the "Miracle on 34th Street" at Christmas time! (See here.)

    November 1, 2008

  • I've been to Honfest! What a blast!

    October 31, 2008

  • Western Ho.Co., hon!

    October 31, 2008

  • You live in B'more, dontcry?

    October 31, 2008

  • Yes! I live very close to the "Hons!"

    October 31, 2008

  • The annual celebration of the Hampden neighborhood in Baltimore is called the Honfest, from the fact that people in this part of the city traditionally address everyone, and especially people whose names they don't know, as "hon."

    October 31, 2008