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hokey

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adjective hok·ey \ˈhō-kē\

Simple Definition of hokey

  • : obviously fake

  • : very silly, old-fashioned, or sentimental

Full Definition of hokey

hok·i·erhok·i·est

  1. 1 :  1corny 3 <the usual hokey melodrama>

  2. 2 :  obviously contrived :  phony <the plots are tricky but not hokey — Cleveland Amory>

hok·ey·ness or hok·i·ness play \ˈhō-kē-nəs\ noun
hok·i·ly play \ˈhō-kə-lē\ adverb

Examples of hokey

  1. She gave us some hokey excuse for being late.

  2. <their father's sense of humor was hokey beyond belief and most people's endurance>



1927

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1927

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