hooey


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hoo·ey

 (ho͞o′ē)
n. Slang
Nonsense: "the romantic hooey that always sold women's cosmetics" (Jerry Adler).

[Origin unknown.]

hooey

(ˈhuːɪ)
n, interj
slang nonsense; rubbish
[C20: of unknown origin]

hoo•ey

(ˈhu i)

n., interj.
nonsense.
[Amer.; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hooey - senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff"
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"

hooey

noun
Slang. Something that does not have or make sense:
Informal: tommyrot.
Translations
GelaberNebbich

hooey

[ˈhuːɪ] Nmúsica f celestial

hooey

n (dated inf)Gelabere nt (inf), → Quatsch m (inf)

hooey

[ˈhuːɪ] n (fam) → fesserie fpl
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