from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a white person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Caucasian person.
- n. A factory hand or general unskilled worker.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A white (caucasian) person; -- a term used by some African-Americans, intended to be disparaging and often taken as offensive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (slang) offensive names for a White man
Possibly blend of Wolof honq, red, pink, of light complexion, and hunky1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Sense of “factory hand” attested from 1946. Compare hunky, bohunk. (Wiktionary)