[hoo-ee] /ˈhu i/ Informal.
(used to express disapproval or disbelief):
Hooey! You know that’s not true.
silly or worthless talk, writing, ideas, etc.; nonsense; bunk:
That’s a lot of hooey and you know it!
(slang) nonsense; rubbish
“nonsense, foolishness,” 1922, American English slang, of unknown origin.
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]
[hoo f, hoof] /hʊf, huf/ noun, plural hoofs or hooves for 1, 2, 4; hoof for 3. 1. the horny covering protecting the ends of the digits or encasing the foot in certain animals, as the ox and horse. 2. the entire foot of a horse, donkey, etc. 3. Older Use. a animal, especially one […]
- Hoof-and-mouth disease
[hoo f-uh n-mouth, hoof-] /ˈhʊf ənˈmaʊθ, ˈhuf-/ noun 1. . hoof-and-mouth disease n. See foot-and-mouth disease.
[hoo f-beet, hoof-] /ˈhʊfˌbit, ˈhuf-/ noun 1. the sound made by an animal’s in walking, running, etc. n. also hoof-beat, 1821, from hoof (n.) + beat (n.).
[hoo f-bound, hoof-] /ˈhʊfˌbaʊnd, ˈhuf-/ adjective 1. (of horses and other hoofed animals) having the heels of the dry and contracted, causing lameness. /ˈhuːfˌbaʊnd/ adjective 1. (vet science) (of a horse) having dry contracted hooves, with resultant pain and lameness