from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hocus-pocus.
- n. Ice-cream sold by the pennyworth by street venders.
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January 2, 2008 at 7:59 am trying hoky-poky furst tyme hurai for bebbeh kitteh!
"I went to get a hoky-poky at the corner," replied the girl.
If her small ladyship's word could be taken for it, in that other life still remembered by her, she had everything, even to hoky-poky ad libitum, to her heart's content, though her testimony framed itself into somewhat more halting and uncertain English.
"Let's have a hoky-poky penny ice, free, grashus, for nothing."
The scud all a flyin ', That's his flip only foamin'; When he stirs in the spicin ', -- Such a funny, sporty, gamy, jesty, joky, hoky-poky lad, is the Ocean, oh!
Do the hoky-poky, turns yourself around and do the right thing.