; most hokey.

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  • hokiest — adj. excessively sentimental; fake, artificial, contrived …   English contemporary 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

  • 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

  • hokey — UK [ˈhəʊkɪ] / US [ˈhoʊkɪ] adjective Word forms hokey : adjective hokey comparative hokier superlative hokiest American informal a hokey film, book, song etc describes or shows someone s emotions in a way that seems silly or not sincere …   English dictionary

  • 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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