Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To give an impressive but artificial, false, or deceptive quality to.

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  • verb slang To give a false or artificial quality to
  • noun Something contrived, artificial.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From hokum.]

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From hokum

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