Hokiest vs Hookiest - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between hokiest and hookiest

is that hokiest is (hokey); most hokey while hookiest is (hooky).

hokiest

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (hokey); most hokey.

  • hokey

    English

    Alternative forms

    * hokie, hoaky, hoky

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (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.
  • Synonyms

    * (fake) phony * (sentimental) cheesy, corny, kitschy

    See also

    * hokey-cokey * hokey-pokey * hokeypokey * hokey-tokey

    hookiest

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (hooky)

  • 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.