Hooky vs Hooka - What's the difference?

hooky | hooka |


As nouns the difference between hooky and hooka

is that hooky is absence from school or work while hooka is .

As an adjective hooky

is full of hooks.

hooky

English

Etymology 1

Attested in 1848 in New York City. Most likely from Dutch hoekje ("nook, corner; but also 'spot to hide' in hide-and-go-seek"). Formerly, "hoekje spelen" could be used to mean "to play hide-and-go-seek", though the common term for the game nowadays is verstoppertje.

Noun

  • Absence from school or work.
  • Let’s play hooky and leave school to go to the mall.
    Derived terms
    * play hooky

    Etymology 2

    From

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Full of hooks.
  • Shaped like a hook.
  • hooka

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)