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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