transitive verb (hoked; hoking) Etymology: hokum Date: 1925 to give a contrived, falsely impressive, or hokey quality to — usually used with up <
hoke up a movie with lots of action

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  • hoke — ☆ hoke [hōk ] vt. hoked, hoking [< HOKUM] Slang to treat in a mawkishly sentimental, crudely comic, or artificial way: usually with up n. Slang HOKUM hokey adj …   English World dictionary

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  • hoke — /hohk/, v., hoked, hoking, n. v.t. 1. to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value (usually fol. by up): a political speech hoked up with phony statistics. n. 2. hokum. [1930 35; back formation… …   Universalium

  • hoke — 1. verb To give a false or artificial quality to See Also: hokey 2. noun Something contrived, artificial …   Wiktionary

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  • hoke — Mid Ulster English to search for, to forage (eg. Have a hoak for it ) From Scots howk , Middle Scots L vocalisation with West Central monophthongisation to /o/ …   English dialects glossary

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