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hokey (adj.)

1927, from hoke + -y (2). Related: Hokiness.

updated on September 04, 2012

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Definitions of hokey from WordNet

hokey (adj.)
effusively or insincerely emotional;
Synonyms: bathetic / drippy / maudlin / mawkish / kitschy / mushy / schmaltzy / schmalzy / sentimental / sappy / soppy / soupy / slushy
hokey (adj.)
artificially formal;
Synonyms: artificial / contrived / stilted
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