noun see hokey

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hokiness — See hokily. * * * …   Universalium

  • hokiness — noun The state or condition of being hoky …   Wiktionary

  • 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 — 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

  • Once More, with Feeling (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) — Once More, with Feeling Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Once More, with Feeling intertitle …   Wikipedia

  • hokey — 1927, from HOKE (Cf. hoke) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Hokiness …   Etymology 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

  • sentimentality — n emotionalism, gushiness, mawkishness, maudlinism, maudlinness, sentimentalism; emo tiveness, emotivity, play on or appeal to the emotions, melodrama, melodramatics, dramatics, theatrics, playacting; corniness, hokiness, affectation; bathos,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 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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