Definition of Head honcho

1. Noun. An important influential person. "The Qaeda commander is a very big fish"

Exact synonyms: Big Cheese, Big Deal, Big Enchilada, Big Fish, Big Gun, Big Shot, Big Wheel
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Important Person, Influential Person, Personage
Specialized synonyms: Knocker, Supremo

Definition of Head honcho

1. Noun. (idiomatic) The person in charge; the highest-ranking person in an organization. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Head Honcho

head fake
head fakes
head first
head fold
head for the hills
head game
head games
head gasket
head gate
head girl
head group
head groups
head hair
head hairs
head home
head honcho (current term)
head honchos
head house
head hunter
head hunters
head in the clouds
head injuries
head injury
head kidney
head lettuce
head line
head linesman
head louse
head man

Literary usage of Head honcho

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time by Teri S. Lesesne (2003)
"... the "head honcho" of the school. At the end of the story, Monk is thrown into a locker as the students file out for the day. A blizzard strikes the town ..."

2. Mexico's Gulf Coast by Joanie Sanchez (2004)
"... by wealthy figures who leave them empty most of the year - one of the houses belongs to the head honcho of the super-popular Holanda ice cream line. ..."

3. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"Now that he's head honcho of a network management software company, he's probably saying something like "To grow your network, you must first understand it! ..."

4. Adventure Guide Maui by Sharon Hamblin (2005)
"Their promotion is "nothing over $12.95" and this is another innovative and respectable business headed by Maui Taco head honcho Mark Ellman. ..."

5. Programming, Pitfalls and Puppy-Dog Tales by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1993)
"Bush is running for head honcho of the United Nations and you can see that Clinton is breaking, ahead of time, all his commitments. ..."

6. Winging It . . . by Gyeorgos C. Hatonn (1994)
"He CAN bring down the whole of Russian Bolshevism. Worse for America--most of those “head” honcho Bolsheviks are IN AMERICA running your government! ..."

7. Better Than Crying: Poking Fun at Politics, the Press and Pop Culture by Baratunde Rafig Thurston (2004)
"“From the condom's point-of-sale to the fallopian tubes to the placenta, you'll feel like you were being born again' said Viacom head honcho and Latino ..."

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