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What is the meaning/origin of the word "honcho?"

Matt:

I've looked through Spanish dictionaries and I can't find the meaning of the word "honcho." What is the origin of the term?

-- Jake, San Diego

Hey, gringo, not all words that end in o are Spanish. "Honcho" is Japanese -- a World War II borrow by American troops. A honcho is a Japanese military troop leader.

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