Pronunciation Noun
  1. (used only to address someone) honey, sweetheart (used as a term of endearment)
Pronunciation Interjection
  1. (Irish, slang); (typically) cheering a sports team, especially a GAA team; exhortation or encouragement come on; congratulations well done, bravo
    • 2013 September 9, Rosita Boland "Feelings of relief and anti-climax in Ennis car park" ↗ The Irish Times
      Hon the Banner!” is the single-minded mantra being roared everywhere else.
    • 2016 August 17, Jennifer Dollard [https://www.todayfm.com/AV-Undercover:-Steve-N-Seagulls-cover-Beastie-Boys-Sabotage "Seagulls cover Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage'"] Today FM:
      We're not normally impressed by this kind of stuff but h'on the lads! This is pretty good.
    • 2017 March 16, Amy O'Connor "GQ did a swanky photoshoot in loads of Dublin pubs with the star of Beauty and the Beast" ↗ Daily Edge:
      To coincide with the film’s release, GQ recently enlisted the actor to take part in a photoshoot in some of Dublin’s most beloved pubs. ... Hon Dublin!
    • 2017 April 7, Johnny Watterson, John O'Sullivan, "Liveblog: US Masters: Day One" ↗ The Irish Times:
      22:23 BIRDIE: Lowry (-2) can't find the bottom of the cup with his eagle putt but taps in for birdie. Hon the Offalyman. He's one behind the leaders, McGirt and Hoffman



  1. (British, politics) Honourable (in the titles of Members of Parliament)

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