hoke


hoke

hoke [hohk] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for hoke on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), hoked, hok·ing.

  1. to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value (usually followed by up): a political speech hoked up with phony statistics.

noun

  1. hokum.

Origin of hoke 1930–35; back formation from hokey or hokum Related Words for hoke imitate, lampoon, satirize, parody, do, feign, caricature, simulate, assume, mirror, ditto, burlesque, mime, travesty, fake, affect, counterfeit, ape, hoke Examples from the Web for hoke Contemporary Examples of hoke

  • The Crisis still clings to the conviction that a vote for Woodrow Wilson was NOT a vote for Cole Blease or Hoke Smith.

    David’s Book Club: The Souls of Black Folk

    David Frum

    May 5, 2013

  • Historical Examples of hoke

  • By and by it struck Hoke that it was time they reached the doctors dwelling.

    The Boy Patrol Around the Council Fire

    Edward Sylvester Ellis

  • Mike had been instant to read the trick of Hoke, and he helped all he could.

    The Boy Patrol Around the Council Fire

    Edward Sylvester Ellis

  • You are ready to admit, Hoke, that there are bigger fools than Zip.

    The Boy Patrol Around the Council Fire

    Edward Sylvester Ellis

  • I left no scent when I stepped into the brook, replied Hoke.

    The Boy Patrol Around the Council Fire

    Edward Sylvester Ellis

  • Presently Hoke came plodding up from the field, and smiled as he passed her.

    The Mountain Girl

    Payne Erskine

  • British Dictionary definitions for hoke hoke verb

    1. (tr usually foll by up) to overplay (a part, etc)

    Word Origin for hoke C20: perhaps from hokum Word Origin and History for hoke

    often hoke up, 1935, theatrical slang, probably shortened from hokum.

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