Definition of Hokey

1. Adjective. Effusively or insincerely emotional. "Slushy poetry"




2. Adjective. Artificially formal. "When people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
Exact synonyms: Artificial, Contrived, Stilted
Similar to: Affected, Unnatural

Definition of Hokey

1. Adjective. (US colloquial) phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived; of obviously flimsy credibility or quality ¹

2. Adjective. (US colloquial) corny; overly or unbelievably sentimental ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hokey

1. false; contrived [adj HOKIER, HOKIEST] : HOKILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hokey

hoistings
hoistman
hoistmen
hoists
hoistway
hoistways
hoit
hoity-toitily
hoity-toity
hojillion
hojillions
hok
hoke
hoked
hokes
hokey (current term)
hokey-pokey
hokey pokey
hokeyness
hokeynesses
hokeypokey
hokeypokeys
hoki
hokier
hokiest
hokily
hokiness
hokinesses
hoking
hokis

Literary usage of Hokey

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1894)
"dl, . nd hear their < :ies, From the good child to the bad, From the baby to the lad : '• Bring a penny if you can — Here 's the hokey-pokey man ! ..."

2. The Mendelssohn Club Cook Book by Mendelssohn Club (Rockford, Ill.) (1909)
"hokey Pokey. Pack ice cream in an ordinary square mold. When frozen, cut into squares, quickly wrap in tissue paper. Pile all in a clean freezer and pack in ..."

3. Poet Lore (1913)
"'hokey Pokey' was in the hearts of the million long before the reporters began to write. Jewish comedians, a 'pulchritudinous chorus' (a favorite phrase of ..."

4. Nick of the Woods: Or, The Jibbenainosay; a Tale of Kentucky by Robert Montgomery Bird (1853)
"What, by the holy hokey, and an,t you ?" cried the stranger, his rage giving way to the most lively transports; " Christian men!" he exclaimed in admiration ..."

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