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hooey

[hoo-ee] /ˈhu i/ Informal.
interjection
1.
(used to express disapproval or disbelief):
Hooey! You know that's not true.
noun
2.
silly or worthless talk, writing, ideas, etc.; nonsense; bunk:
That's a lot of hooey and you know it!
Origin of hooey
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; origin uncertain
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  • "A bunch of hooey," she snapped in reply, scowled at Boswellister and jerked her child complainingly down the street behind her.

    The Glory of Ippling Helen M. Urban
British Dictionary definitions for hooey

hooey

/ˈhuːɪ/
noun, interjection
1.
(slang) nonsense; rubbish
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for hooey
n.

"nonsense, foolishness," 1922, American English slang, of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for hooey

hooey

noun

Nonsense; foolishness; baloney: lip-smacking imps of mawk and hooey write with us what they will/ a dangerous mix of electioneering hooey and religious clap-trap

[1889+; origin unknown]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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