hokey

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adjective hok·ey \ˈhō-kē\

Definition of hokey

hokier

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hokiest

  1. 1 :  1corny 3 the usual hokey melodrama

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

hokeyness

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hokiness

play \ˈhō-kē-nəs\ noun

hokily

play \ˈhō-kə-lē\ adverb

Examples of hokey in a sentence

  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

First Known Use of hokey

1927


HOKEY Defined for English Language Learners

hokey

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adjective hok·ey \ˈhō-kē\

Definition of hokey for English Language Learners

  • : obviously fake

  • : very silly, old-fashioned, or sentimental



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