Meaning of “honey” in the English Dictionary

"honey" in British English

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honeynoun

uk /ˈhʌn.i/ us /ˈhʌn.i/

honey noun (SWEET SUBSTANCE)

A2 [ U ] a sweet, sticky, yellow substance made by bees and used as food:

UK set honey/runny honey
clover honey

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  • The sharpness of the lemons contrasts with the sweetness of the honey.
  • Sweeten to taste with honey or brown sugar.
  • The bee turns nectar into honey.
  • Pour the honey into the bowl and mix it thoroughly with the other ingredients.
  • The apple mixture can be sweetened with honey.

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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  • Don't fuss me, honey, I've got a whole pile of work to do.
  • "Dad." "Yes, what do you want, honey?"
  • "You look a million dollars in that dress, honey!"
  • You're just an old-fashioned gal, aren't you, honey!
  • "Gee, honey, is that all your own hair?"

(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, yellow substance 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)