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hokey

hokey

adjective hok·ey \ˈhō-kē\

: obviously fake

: very silly, old-fashioned, or sentimental

hok·i·erhok·i·est

Full Definition of HOKEY

1
:  1corny 3 <the usual hokey melodrama>
2
:  obviously contrived :  phony <the plots are tricky but not hokey — Cleveland Amory>
hok·ey·ness or hok·i·ness \ˈhō-kē-nəs\ noun
hok·i·ly \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>

First Known Use of HOKEY

1927

Rhymes with HOKEY

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