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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. senseless talk

Etymologies

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)

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