hokey

adjective hok·ey \ ˈhō-kē \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of hokey

hokier; hokiest
1 :1corny 3
  • the usual hokey melodrama
2 :obviously contrived :phony
  • the plots are tricky but not hokey
  • —Cleveland Amory

hokeyness

or 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

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First Known Use of hokey

1927


HOKEY Defined for English Language Learners

hokey

adjective

Definition of hokey for English Language Learners

  • : obviously fake

  • : very silly, old-fashioned, or sentimental



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