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Definitions and Synonyms of honest-to-goodness | Another word for honest-to-goodness | What is honest-to-goodness?

Definition 1: (used informally especially for emphasis) real or genuine - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where honest-to-goodness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a real honest-to-god live cowboy
  • went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel

Synonyms for honest-to-goodness in the sense of this definition

(honest-to-goodness is similar to ...) not fake or counterfeit

"a genuine Picasso" "genuine leather"

(honest-to-goodness is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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