hookum

noun
hook·​um | \ ˈhu̇kəm \
plural -s

Definition of hookum

India
: command, order especially : an official paper giving instructions

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History and Etymology for hookum

Hindi hukm, from Arabic, decision, judgment

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“Hookum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hookum. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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