hokey-pokey

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hokey-pokey

(ˌhəʊkɪˈpəʊkɪ) or

hoky-poky

n
1. another word for hocus-pocus1, hocus-pocus2
2. (Cookery) NZ a brittle toffee sold in lumps
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ho•key-po•key

(ˈhoʊ kiˈpoʊ ki)

n.
hocus-pocus; trickery.
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jolly is the gale, And a joker is the whale, A' flourishin' his tail, -- Such a funny, sporty, gamy, jesty, joky, hoky-poky lad, is the Ocean, oh!