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also hookey, in the truant sense, 1848, American English (New York City), from Dutch hoekje "hide and seek;" or else from hook it, attested since 14c. as "make off, run away," originally "depart, proceed."
Captivating; very attractive; catchy: It's also more insinuatingly hooky than Led Zep ever was/ After the first few merely hooky tracks (1930s+)verb
play hooky (1950s+)