American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. US, colloquial phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived; of obviously flimsy credibility or quality
- adj. US, colloquial corny; overly or unbelievably sentimental
- adj. artificially formal
- adj. effusively or insincerely emotional
- From the verb hoke ("to give an artificial feel to"), from hokum. (Wiktionary)
“And I'm sorry, but the reason for manually setting the bomb is just plain hokey.”
“BOLDUAN: It's that unity known as the hokey spirit, Haley says was the deciding factor in choosing Virginia Tech. A feeling apparently shared by many of her classmates.”
“On the Blacksburg campus Virginia Tech alumni organized what they are calling hokey hope day, everyone asked to wear the school colors orange and maroon.”
“A hokey is another name for a VERY VERY loose vagina.”
“I know a lot of people are excited about STO and the movie but in my opinion a reboot isn't necessary, and you can't really reboot the 60s Star Trek without it looking hokey, which is exactly how the trailers look.”
“Some have rightfully labeled this "hokey" - which in Skousen's hands it has a tendency to be sometimes.)”
“I've been enjoying Andrew Breitbart's new BigHollywood group blog very much, and liked this quote, from John Nolte's commentary on the Alfred Hitchcock film Notorious, in which he takes issue with those who think its ending is "hokey":”
“LZ permalink the International Spy Museum was fun … kind of hokey, but fun to check everything out.”
“Back to McMahon, who says that while many people might find it "hokey" to say they've lived the American Dream, she has, because she can afford to put up $16 million in teevee advertising attesting to that fact.”
“There is solid psychological research supporting this step, Gawande explains -- people who know each other's names function far more effectively as a team -- but, he admits, "it felt kind of hokey to me.”
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