[hoh-kee] /ˈhoʊ ki/
adjective, hokier, hokiest.
overly sentimental; mawkish:
Two glasses of wine and he gets unbearably hokey; it’s hard to believe he’s a highly paid executive!
Synonyms: corny, maudlin, melodramatic, cloying, goopy, mushy.
obviously contrived, especially to win popular appeal or support; phony:
The hokey stories of his impoverished childhood always surface at election time.
Synonyms: fake, false, artificial, counterfeit, sham, spurious.
adjective (slang, mainly US & Canadian)
1927, from hoke + -y (2). Related: Hokiness.
False and meretricious; very dubious; phony: hokey confections that public taste ought to repudiate/ The radio is jammed with hokey copies of US and European rock and roll songs (1927+)
Related Terms okey-doke
[hoh-kee-poh-kee] /ˈhoʊ kiˈpoʊ ki/ noun 1. hocus-pocus; trickery. 2. ice cream as formerly sold by street vendors. /ˌhəʊkɪˈpəʊkɪ/ noun 1. another word for hocus-pocus (sense 1), hocus-pocus (sense 2) 2. (NZ) a brittle toffee sold in lumps 1847, “false cheap material,” perhaps an alteration of hocus-pocus, or from the nonsense chorus and title of a […]
/ˈhɒkiː/ noun (pl) hoki 1. an edible saltwater fish, Macruronus novaezeelandiae, of southern New Zealand waters
[hoh-kyahng; Chinese huh-gyahng] /ˈhoʊˈkyɑŋ; Chinese ˈhʌˈgyɑŋ/ noun 1. Older Spelling. .
adjective corny and contrived, fake and melodramatic, insincerely emotional; also written hokey noun an emasculated turkey Usage Note slang