noun \ˈh-kē\
plural hook·ies also hookeys

Definition of HOOKY

:  truant —used chiefly in the phrase play hooky

Variants of HOOKY

hooky also hook·ey \ˈh-kē\

Origin of HOOKY

probably from slang hook, hook it to make off
First Known Use: 1842

Rhymes with HOOKY


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