hokey
adjective (hokier; -est) Date: 1927 1. corny I,3 <
the usual hokey melodrama
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2. obviously contrived ; phony <
the plots are tricky but not hokey — Cleveland Amory
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hokeyness or hokiness nounhokily adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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