hokey hokey  /ˈhoʊ ki/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) effusively or insincerely emotional
  2. (adj) artificially formal

Usage(s):

  1. Three years ago, Clint Eastwoodan unshaven, slit-eyed refugee from television's Rawhidewas glad to get an invitation from Italian Director Sergio Leone to star in a hokey.
  2. And, if they can get past the rambling clichs and hokey real-life examples, it might even help them get married.
  3. The Secret created by Australian reality show producer Rhonda Byrne is so hokey at times you have to roll your eyes.

News

  1. 5 Ideas Apple Gleefully Stole From Google, Twitter, and Microsoft

    If iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks look a bit familiar, well, there are at least five good reasons for that. Apple lifted them from other innovators, then made them slightly better. Apple’s WWDC keynote was largely about catching up. Fix iCloud. Release a subscription music service. And ditch all the skeuomorphism that was making them look hokey next to their contemporaries. For those who’ve been ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. 5 Ideas Apple Stole From Google, Twitter, and Microsoft

    If iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks look a bit familiar, well, there are at least five good reasons for that. Apple lifted them from other innovators, then made them slightly better. Apple’s WWDC keynote was largely about catching up. Fix iCloud. Release a subscription music service. And ditch all the skeuomorphism that was making them look hokey next to their contemporaries. For those who’ve been ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Watch Queens of the Stage Age Cover Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

    The fine folks at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge always manage to coax incredible cover songs out of visiting artists — remember Tom Odell's version of "I Knew You Were Trouble"? Mind-blowing. The Queens of the Stone Age visited recently, treating the audience to a low-key cover of Robin Thicke's sexy hokey pokey tune "Blurred Lines." Yes: Josh Homme raps. Check it out.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Zimbio

Quotes

  1. "This is almost the traditional M&A hokey pokey: There are a set of steps that are entirely predictable," said Grundfest, a former Securities and Exchange Commissioner.
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Joseph Grundfest Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It's like the song 'Hokey Pokey,'" Lewis said. "Jamal's in, Jamal's out. Jamal's in, Jamal's out. What can I do? I just try and help Chester (Taylor) as much as I can, see what he's seeing and try to help him out. I'm not the type of guy...
    on Dec 6, 2005 By: Jamal Lewis Source: KTVU.com

  3. Jack McConnell, the Scottish first minister whom Mr Salmond may replace at Holyrood, said: "When will Alex Salmond be honest with Scottish voters? The future of Scotland is too important for anyone to seriously believe we can adopt this hokey-cokey,...
    on Apr 29, 2007 By: Jack McConnell Source: Financial Times

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