Crossword clues for hokey
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1927, from hoke + -y (2). Related: Hokiness.
a. 1 (context US colloquial English) phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived; of obviously flimsy credibility or quality 2 (context US colloquial English) corny; overly or unbelievable sentimental
adj. effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry" [syn: bathetic, drippy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy]
artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation" [syn: artificial, contrived, stilted]
Hokey can refer to:
- Handover Keying technologies addressing seamless migration of secure wireless connections from one network to another.
- The name of a particular House-elf in the fictional Harry Potter series
- A misspelling of Hokie, the mascot of Virginia Tech
- Phony and obviously contrived (not necessarily a negative connotation)
- Hokey Wolf, a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character.
Usage examples of "hokey".
He was a deuced good officer, with a head for details and strategy that even Old Hokey recognized.
It was the hokiest thing he had ever heard, and it had come from his own mouth.
The bride danced by, dressed all in red, her arms around the shoulders of the Klingons dancing in the hokey pokey line on either side of her.
I thought it was going to be all schlocky and hokey, but Marcia knows her stuff.