Definition of honey child in English:

honey child

(also honey chile)

noun

  • 1Irish Now chiefly United States regional (in African-American usage). A sweetheart, a darling. Chiefly as a form of address, originally especially to a child.

  • 2An utterance of ‘honey child’, especially as a stereotypical feature of the speech of the southern United States.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Gerald Griffin (1803–1840), novelist, playwright, and poet. From honey + child.

Pronunciation

honey child

/ˈhʌnɪ tʃʌɪld/