hokum

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Blend of hocus-pocus +‎ bunkum

Noun[edit]

hokum ‎(plural hokums)

  1. Meaningless nonsense with an outward appearance of being impressive and legitimate.

2013, Mike D'Angelo, "Review of Short Term 12"

"A war gets fought between authenticity and hokum in Short Term 12, and it ends in an uneasy truce."

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