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I know that sounds hokey, but it’s very real to my generation that improving the lives of others matters.

From Time

The founder’s wealth is mostly vested in his creation, but over the past year, he has also been gifted so-called “petcoins” as part of a hokey marketing stunt.

I know it sounds hokey, but if you … I know maybe at times you believe that working really hard and doing well may not get you there, but I think today it should.

From Ozy

There’s a hokey down-home humor of Cal sputtering at his horse, and his hapless deputy.

There are all sorts of hokey things that allow people to use their PR budgets to buy virtue but aren’t really having the impact.

More hokey than the inspired objects recalled by the curators: A frumpy teddy bear.

But could something quite sensible lie behind this hokey-sounding separation cleanse?

By now, everyone knows how to do the Republican presidential hokey pokey: You put your right foot in.

There was the lifeless and hokey Management ($934,000 box office) and Love Happens ($22 million).

She jumped up and down and did the hokey pokey and shouted to the rooftops from it.

Here is the poorer Italian colony; organ-grinders, ice-cream-barrow-men, "hokey-pokey" sellers, and their like.

They both laughed, feeling like mischievous children who had played a successful trick on the hokey-pokey man.

Hokey Pokey stepped lightly forward, and dropped the round loaf down the great red throat.

"Hokey, dokey," said Ishie and crawled out of the narrow aperture with the agility of a monkey.

He had scarcely opened the door when he started back in surprise, exclaiming: "By hokey, if there isn't a basket on the steps!"


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hokey, such as: banal, commonplace, dull, feeble, hackneyed, and mawkish.

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