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
References in periodicals archive ?
CONTACT: Janis Kivela Hooey, Director, Communications of Benedictine Health System, 218-720-2375; Becky Stewart, Assistant to the President of Health Dimensions, Inc.
Mannix is a veteran lawmaker, an intelligent man who surely knows better than the hooey he spews.
It is hooey, flim-flam, eye-wash, hog-wash and blarney.
All good things must come to an end and so, I'm sorry to say, must this interminable load of old hooey.
Washington linebacker LaVar Arrington, weary of questions about New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey - who had 16 catches against the 'Skins last year - said: ``To be honest with you'' - a phrase that always sets off the hooey detector - ``we're worried about the Giants, not Jeremy Shockey.
She says: "I know it sounds like Hollywood hooey but it's absolutely the God's honest truth.
CONTACT: Tom Jackson of Itasca Health System, 218-326-2635; Janis Kivela Hooey of Benedictine Health System, 218-720-2375; Sarah Stoesz of Allina Health System, 612-992-3348; or Nancy Taggart of Duluth Clinic, 218-722-8364/
I'm guessing the difference between ``based upon'' and ``inspired by'' historical events is a pretty huge chasm here, particularly knowing that the crew members who are still alive sued the filmmakers, claiming the screenplay is a bunch of hooey.
Another break on the half-hour ended with David Hooey brought down in the box and Byrne converted the resulting penalty.
Robert Moosbrugger, OMI, Treasurer of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, 612-292-8622, or Janis Kivela Hooey, Director of Communications for Benedictine Health System, 218-720-2370/
Bush's mantra is that big deficits don't really matter, but that's economic hooey.
3) is unrepentant hooey - ``Daddio'' was canceled last year for far less cynical sins.