What is hun short for?


Hun is short for "honey," an English term of endearment that members of a couple use to refer to their SOs.

Similarly to "sweetie," "sweetheart," and "sugar," members of a couple refer to each other as hun because each believes the other to be sweet and pleasing. Hun and honey are part of a tradition of cutesy couples talk that dates back centuries, with honey's first recorded use as a term of endearment appearing in the 14th century.

When used by someone who is not your significant other, hun can be a term of either endearment or condescension. For example, a close friend who refers to you as hun likely thinks you are sweet. A government worker who refers to you as hun, however, likely thinks you are dense and a bit of a dip.


U gonna be home late tonight, hun?
In text slang, hun means "honey"
In text slang, hun means "honey"

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Updated December 7, 2020

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