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Meaning of “honey” in the English Dictionary

"honey" in British English

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honeynoun

uk   us   /ˈhʌn.i/
  • honey noun (SWEET SUBSTANCE)

A2 [U] a ​sweet, ​sticky, ​yellowsubstance made by bees and used as ​food: UK set honey/​runny honey clover honey

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  • honey noun (PERSON)

[as form of address] mainly US a ​name that you ​call someone you ​love or like very much: Hi, honey, I'm ​home!

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(Definition of honey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"honey" in American English

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honeynoun

 us   /ˈhʌn·i/
  • honey noun (SWEET SUBSTANCE)

[U] a ​sweet, ​sticky, ​yellowsubstance made by ​bees and used as ​food
  • honey noun (PERSON)

[C] infml used as an ​affectionate way to ​address a ​person: Hi, honey, I’m ​home.
(Definition of honey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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