hokeyness
noun see hokey

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hokeyness — See hokily. * * * …   Universalium

  • hokey — hokeyness, hokiness, n. /hoh kee/, adj. hokier, hokiest. 1. cloyingly sentimental; mawkish. 2. obviously contrived, esp. to win popular appeal or support; phony. [1815 25; irreg. HOK(UM) + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hokey — adjective (hokier; est) Date: 1927 1. corny I,3 < the usual hokey melodrama > 2. obviously contrived ; phony < the plots are tricky but not hokey Cleveland Amory > • hokeyness or hokiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hokey — adjective (hokier, hokiest) N. Amer. informal excessively sentimental or contrived. Derivatives hokeyness (also hokiness) noun Origin 1940s: from hokum + y1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • hokey — adj. (also hoky) (hokier, hokiest) US sl. sentimental, melodramatic, artificial. Derivatives: hokeyness n. (also hokiness). hokily adv. Etymology: HOKUM + Y(2) …   Useful english dictionary

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