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).
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- n. Silly talk or writing; nonsense.
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- n. senseless talk
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Possibly related to phooey, possibly a euphemism for horseshit, possibly from Russian хуй (Wiktionary)