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hooey

[hoo-ee] /ˈhu i/
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
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; origin uncertain
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Examples from the web for hooey
  • However, the nature of e-mail is that it seems to encourage cut-and-paste, form-letter hooey.
  • Another irresponsible bunch of hooey from the editors.
  • Do some research before you drop discredited hooey on this site.
  • All the hooey over this tournament lacking spoilers and upstart teams has been overblown.
  • It's a seductive idea, and one that sells a lot of hooey.
  • That, to me, depicts scientific realism even though the science itself is hooey.
  • Its hooey, of course, but would probably make for an interesting story.
  • It can't be otherwise, and that's what blows me away about the statements from folk who say that climate change is hooey.
  • What a bunch of hooey charging more for the same electricity for which one would have to pay during evening hours.
  • The idea that the guy who drove the truck to deliver cans to that recycling facility ought to be reliable is hooey.
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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