Definitions for hokeyˈhoʊ ki

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy(adj)

    effusively or insincerely emotional

    "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"

  2. artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted(adj)

    artificially formal

    "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"


  1. hokey(Adjective)

    phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived; of obviously flimsy credibility or quality

  2. hokey(Adjective)

    corny; overly or unbelievably sentimental

  3. Origin: From the verb hoke, from hokum.

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