Definition of honky-tonker in US English:

honky-tonker

noun

US
informal
  • 1A person who owns, works in, or frequents a honky-tonk.

  • 2A honky-tonk song, especially a song in a style of country music associated with honky-tonk bars.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Donaldsonville (Louisiana) Chief. From honky-tonk + -er.

Pronunciation

honky-tonker

/ˈhɒŋkɪˌtɒŋkə/