hokier

hokey

[hoh-kee]
adjective, hokier, hokiest.
1.
overly sentimental; mawkish: Two glasses of wine and he gets unbearably hokey; it's hard to believe he's a highly paid executive! corny, maudlin, melodramatic, cloying, goopy, mushy.
2.
obviously contrived, especially to win popular appeal or support; phony: The hokey stories of his impoverished childhood always surface at election time. fake, false, artificial, counterfeit, sham, spurious.

Origin:
1945–50; irregular hok(um) + -y1

hokeyness, hokiness, noun
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hokey (ˈhəʊkɪ)
 
adj
1.  corny; sentimental
2.  contrived; phoney
 
[C20: from hokum]

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hokey definition

[ˈhoki]
  1. mod.
    contrived; phony; ill conceived. (Probably related to hocus-pocus. See also hocus.) : That's a pretty hokey idea, but it may work.
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