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hooky

noun, \ˈhu̇-kē\

Definition of hooky

plural hookies also hookeys

  1. :  truant —used chiefly in the phrase play hooky



Variants of hooky

also hookey play \ˈhu̇-kē\

Origin of hooky

probably from slang hook, hook it to make off


First Known Use: 1842

Rhymes with hooky



HOOKY Defined for Kids

hooky

play
noun \ˈhu̇-kē\

Definition of hooky for Students

  1. :  truant <She played hooky from work.>



Variants of hooky

also hookey \ˈhu̇-kē\

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