Hokiest vs Hookiest - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between hokiest and hookiest
is that hokiest
); most hokey
(hokey); most hokey.
* 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
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.
Absence from school or work.
- Let’s play hooky and leave school to go to the mall.
* play hooky
Full of hooks.
Shaped like a hook.