hooey
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1912 nonsense

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  • Hooey — was a humour magazine published by Popular Magazines in the 1930s. It presented spoof ads and articles much in the manner popularised by the 50s magazine Mad.External links* [http://www.stephenlongstreet.com/hw cartoons.htm Henri Weiner:… …   Wikipedia

  • hooey — nonsense, foolishness, 1922, Amer.Eng. slang, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • hooey — ► NOUN informal ▪ nonsense. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • hooey — ☆ hooey [ho͞o′ē ] interj., n. [echoic] Slang nonsense …   English World dictionary

  • hooey — /hooh ee/, Informal. interj. 1. (used to express disapproval or disbelief): Hooey! You know that s not true. n. 2. silly or worthless talk, writing, ideas, etc.; nonsense; bunk: That s a lot of hooey and you know it! [1920 25, Amer.; orig. uncert …   Universalium

  • hooey — [“hui] n. nonsense. □ The whole newspaper is nothing but hooey today. □ What’s all this hooey about getting a new car? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hooey — noun Silly talk or writing; nonsense. I heard his speech. It sounded like a whole lot of hooey to me …   Wiktionary

  • hooey — n Nonsense. All that stuff about inheriting a million dollars is just a lot of hooey. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • hooey — Synonyms and related words: balls, baloney, bilge, blague, blah, blah blah, bop, bosh, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, claptrap, crap, eyewash, flam, flapdoodle, flimflam, gammon, gas, guff, gup, hogwash, hoke, hokum, hot air, humbug, humbuggery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Hooey — 1. exclamation of disapproval; 2. silly or worthless stuff; nonsense …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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