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Probably influenced by the spelling of "hoax".
- Alternative spelling of hokey: phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived
- Alternative spelling of hokey: corny; ridiculously sentimental
- 1982, Ben Bradlee, The Ambush Murders, page 425:
- "This has got to be the hoakiest thing I ever heard of," Tennant thought at the time.