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Definition of "hokey" []

  • Slang Mawkishly sentimental; corny. (adjective)
  • Slang Noticeably contrived; artificial. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hokey" in a sentence
  • "And I'm sorry, but the reason for manually setting the bomb is just plain hokey."
  • "BOLDUAN: It's that unity known as the hokey spirit, Haley says was the deciding factor in choosing Virginia Tech. A feeling apparently shared by many of her classmates."
  • "On the Blacksburg campus Virginia Tech alumni organized what they are calling hokey hope day, everyone asked to wear the school colors orange and maroon."