Definition of Hokum

1. Noun. A message that seems to convey no meaning.




Definition of Hokum

1. Noun. Meaningless nonsense with an outward appearance of being impressive and legitimate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hokum

1. nonsense [n -S] - See also: nonsense

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hokum

hokeyness
hokeynesses
hokeypokey
hokeypokeys
hoki
hokier
hokiest
hokily
hokiness
hokinesses
hoking
hokis
hokku
hokkus
hoks
hokum (current term)
hokums
hoky
hokypokies
hokypoky
hol-
hola
holandric
holandric gene
holandric inheritance
holandry
holarchies
holarchy
holarctic
holard

Literary usage of Hokum

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1. Comedians All by George Jean Nathan (1919)
"29 hokum.—Probably nowhere else do the popular playmakers of Broadway reveal their imaginative shortcomings so clearly as in the employment of what is known ..."

2. Am I Crazy, Or Is It My Shrink: How to Get the Help You Need by Larry E. Ph.D Beutler, Joel N. Shurkin (1998)
"... Deferred consumption is hokum Let's play a game. Let's pretend you are giving a deferred consumption test to the person or persons selling you financial ..."

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