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adj. hok·i·er, hok·i·est Slang
1. Mawkishly sentimental; corny.
2. Noticeably contrived; artificial.

hok′i·ly adv.
hok′i·ness, hok′ey·ness n.
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1. corny; sentimental
2. contrived; phoney
[C20: from hokum]
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(ˈhoʊ ki)

adj. hok•i•er, hok•i•est.
1. cloyingly sentimental; mawkish.
2. contrived in an obvious way.
[1915–25; irreg. hok (um) + -y1]
hok′ey•ness, hok′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hokey - effusively or insincerely emotionalhokey - effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"
2.hokey - 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"
affected, unnatural - speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
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adj (US inf)
(= phoney)künstlich; excusefaul (inf); it’s hokeydas ist Quatsch
(= corny) excuseabgedroschen; story, songkitschig
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References in classic literature ?
'B'George, he said he'd have thief and swag both inside of three days-- he did, by hokey! and that's just about a week ago.
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It used real recordings and actors to dramatise the lunar landing and, despite my misgivings that it would come across as a bit hokey, it worked brilliantly.
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"A year later we met at an event and bonded over Hokey Pokey cookies.
| I was addicted to the Hokey Cokey but I turned myself around.
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The regulatory duty on footballs and soccer balls would be 30 per cent, footballs (other than leather) 30 percent, cricket balls 50 per cent, hokey balls 50 per cent, polo balls, 50 per cent, squash balls 50 per cent, table tennis balls 50 per cent, punching balls 50 per cent and badminton shuttle cocks 50 per cent.
You put your left foot in You pull your left foot out You do the hokey cokey And you shake it all about.
The final match of Inter Board Hokey Tournament was played between hockey team of government high school Jurian and government high school Kamoki which was won government high school Jurian by one goal while the team of Kamoki culd not secures any goal in the both half of the match.