Definition of hokey
- the usual hokey melodrama
- the plots are tricky but not hokey
- —Cleveland Amory
She gave us some hokey excuse for being late.
their father's sense of humor was hokey beyond belief and most people's endurance
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: obviously fake
: very silly, old-fashioned, or sentimental
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