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1. Something apparently impressive or legitimate but actually untrue or insincere; nonsense.
2. A stock technique for eliciting a desired response from an audience.
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1. claptrap; bunk
2. (Theatre) obvious or hackneyed material of a sentimental nature in a play, film, etc
[C20: probably a blend of hocus-pocus and bunkum]
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1. utter nonsense; bunkum.
2. elements of low comedy or stale melodrama introduced into a play or story for laughter or effect.
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|Noun||1.||hokum - a message that seems to convey no meaning|
cobblers - nonsense; "I think that is a load of cobblers"
crock - nonsense; foolish talk; "that's a crock"
jabberwocky - nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll)
empty talk, empty words, hot air, palaver, rhetoric - loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric"
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hokum[ˈhəʊkəm] N (esp US) → tonterías fpl
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
hokum[ˈhəʊkəm] n (= nonsense) → tissu m d'absurdités
The book is enjoyable hokum → Le livre est un tissu d'absurdités plutôt divertissant.
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