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Sep 3, 2013
This week's theme
Words borrowed from Japanese

This week's words
kabuki
honcho
skosh
kamikaze
tycoon

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honcho

PRONUNCIATION:
(HAWN-choh)

MEANING:
noun: One who is in charge of a situation; leader; boss.
verb tr.: To organize, manage, or lead a project, event, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Japanese hancho, from han (squad) + cho (chief). Earliest documented use: 1947.

USAGE:
“The three head honchos are the recipients of the Best CEO Award.”
Cool Heads and Calm Nerves at the Helm; The Business Times (Singapore); Aug 12, 2013.

See more usage examples of honcho in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you. -Rwandan proverb

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