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hokey

[hoh-kee] /ˈhoʊ ki/
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!
2.
obviously contrived, especially to win popular appeal or support; phony:
The hokey stories of his impoverished childhood always surface at election time.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; irregular hok(um) + -y1
Related forms
hokeyness, hokiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hokiest

hokey

/ˈhəʊkɪ/
adjective (slang, mainly US & Canadian)
1.
corny; sentimental
2.
contrived; phoney
Word Origin
C20: from hokum
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Contemporary definitions for hokiest
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Word Origin and History for hokiest

hokey

adj.

1927, from hoke + -y (2). Related: Hokiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hokiest

hokey

adjective

False and meretricious; very dubious; phony: hokey confections that public taste ought to repudiate/ The radio is jammed with hokey copies of US and European rock and roll songs (1927+)


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