what is difference between cronk and honk
Imitative. Compare quonk.
cronk (third-person singular simple present cronks, present participle cronking, simple past and past participle cronked)
- To honk like a goose.
cronk (plural cronks)
- The honking sound of a goose.
Probably from British dialect crank (“unwell, ill, weak, weak-minded”).
cronk (comparative more cronk, superlative most cronk)
- (Australia, colloquial, obsolete) Unwell, sick.
- (Australia, colloquial, obsolete) Of a horse, broken down, not useful as a work horse due to illness or infirmity.
- (Australia, colloquial, obsolete) Illegal; dishonest.
- (Australia, colloquial, obsolete) No good; bad.
cronk (plural cronks)
- (Isle of Man) A hill or barrow.
From Old Irish cnocc, from Proto-Celtic *knokkos (“hill”).
cronk m (genitive singular cruink or crink, plural cruink or crink)
From Old English cranc, from Proto-Germanic *krankaz.
- IPA(key): /krɔnk/
- (rare) crank (handle for moving a crankshaft).
- English: crank
- Scots: crank
- “crank, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-07.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɒŋk/
- (General American) IPA(key): /hɑŋk/, /hɔŋk/
- Rhymes: -ɒŋk
honk (third-person singular simple present honks, present participle honking, simple past and past participle honked)
- (transitive, intransitive) To use a car horn.
- (intransitive) To make a loud, harsh sound like a car horn.
- (intransitive) To make the vocal sound of a goose.
- (slang) To vomit: regurgitate the contents of one’s stomach.
- (slang) To have a bad smell.
- (informal) To squeeze playfully, usually a breast or nose.
honk (countable and uncountable, plural honks)
- The sound produced by a typical car horn.
- The cry of a goose.
- (informal) A bad smell.
- Imitation of car horn, used, for example, to clear a path for oneself.
honk (plural honks)
- Clipping of honky.
- Kohn, khon
From Middle Dutch honc, likely through Old Dutch from Proto-Germanic *hank-, *hunk-. Only has cognates in the Frisian languages and possibly in the Old High German placename Hancwin. Since cognates outside of Germanic are lacking, the word is probably of substrate origin. Possibly related to haak (“hook”) and hoek (“corner”).
- IPA(key): /ɦɔŋk/
- Hyphenation: honk
- Rhymes: -ɔŋk
honk n (plural honken, diminutive honkje n)
- (somewhat rare) home, place where one belongs, shelter
- (games) base (safe zone, e.g. in baseball and similar sports)
- (home): thuis, heem
- → Papiamentu: honk (dated)