honey do

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sat Jul 27 19:07:10 UTC 2002

On Sat, Jul 27, 2002 at 02:53:04PM -0400, Bethany K. Dumas wrote:
> On another list, a question has arisen about the connotations of
> the NP "honey do." I know the term primarily as one used by husbands about
> household chores/repairs/etc. - and I know it only in humorous
> contexts. Recent ex:

This is in HDAS, defined as "a household chore. _Joc._", with
a first citation from 1990, almost certainly too late, as Fred
or Barry or someone will surely let me know shortly.

Jesse Sheidlower

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