Nine slow and awful steps brought him face to face with hookey.
But all this time I was sufferin like hookey with awful spasms of whoopin cough.
“I noticed that most of the boys smiled when I said ‘hookey,’” ventured Uncle Ben, critically.
“hookey”—as the carp said, when he saw a worm at the end of a line.
Then, closing the document, I addressed it in due form, and handed it to hookey.
You went to the same school; played "hookey" together; bathed in the creek together.
When she leaves Steventon, she comes to board and lodge with Mrs. hookey, the chemist—for there is no Mr. hookey.
His solitary walks on the opposite side of the street had not even, from the first, escaped the scrutinizing eyes of Mr. hookey.
"A bargain—a bargain," said the assumed hookey Walker, rubbing the tallow from his gills.
So saying, he retreated as slowly as he entered, leaving Mr. hookey utterly stupified and bewildered.
also hookey, in the truant sense, 1848, American English (New York City), from Dutch hoekje "hide and seek;" or else from hook it, attested since 14c. as "make off, run away," originally "depart, proceed."
Captivating; very attractive; catchy: It's also more insinuatingly hooky than Led Zep ever was/ After the first few merely hooky tracks (1930s+)
play hooky (1950s+)