from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang Nonsense: "the romantic hooey that always sold women's cosmetics” ( Jerry Adler).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Silly talk or writing; nonsense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. senseless talk
Grab a hankie, because the stench of hooey is going to get very strong, very fast.
It's just more hooey from the nattering nabobs of negativity.
Maybe I don’t get out enough, but all of that end times hooey is far removed from any point that I was trying to make.
Furthermore, this is a plan that canât go wrong, because if it turns out the whole IQ link to race is a bunch of hooey, which is not unlikely, the fact remains there are lots of African American women who canât find reliable mates and likewise lots of Chinese men whose potential wives were aborted.
While I would agree with the Governor that talk of "post-racialism" is hooey, that is about the only thing in his statement that I can agree with.
We've had it with what Truman would have called the hooey of politics -- the creation of candidates and personality persona by ghost writers, spin doctors, Madison Avenue experts and so forth.
Who knew that not having any spine to oppose blatantly bad Bush II SCOTUS appointments (at least we will hear no more old-school 'activist judge' hooey, which is something I guess) would turn out so badly for the incompetent Dems?
"No! Oh my God! That is such [hooey]," Goldberg responded (only she didn't actually say "hooey").
While the UUA's source statement does not actually contain the word "hooey" there is a section that you may feel comes close.
Most iPhone 4 owners commenting on Apple's own support forum denounced the explanation, with one user calling it "hooey" and "bogus." iPhone owners can return their phones to any Apple retail store or to the company's online store for a full refund within 30 days of their purchase.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.