[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!
noun, interjection
(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]


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