Pokey vs Hokey - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between pokey and hokey
is that pokey
is of small volume, cramped while hokey
is (us|colloquial) phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived; of obviously flimsy credibility or quality.
As a noun pokey
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
of small volume, cramped
* 1913 ,
(slang, of a car) fast
- He loved the little pokey kitchen, where men’s boots tramped, and the dog slept with one eye open for fear of being trodden on; where the lamp hung over the table at night, and everything was so silent.
* in the poke
* hokie, hoaky, hoky
(US, colloquial) phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived; of obviously flimsy credibility or quality
* When asked for his book report, Chad came up a series of hokier''' and '''hokier excuses, until he finally admitted that he hadn’t done it at all.
* I thought the bargain-priced windshield wiper blades were a little hokey when I saw their cheap packaging, but when they flew off the end of the wiper during a rainstorm, I knew for sure.
(US, colloquial) corny; overly or unbelievably sentimental
* Terry hated going to the cinema with Pat, as Pat always chose hokey romantic comedies that made Terry want to gag.
* (fake) phony
* (sentimental) cheesy, corny, kitschy