Thursday, May 29, 2014
Citations for hokum
But American campaign biographies still follow a script written nearly two centuries ago. East of piffle and west of hokum, the Boy from Hope always grows up to be the Man of the People.
Probably nowhere else do the popular playmakers of Broadway reveal their imaginative shortcomings so clearly as in the employment of what is known colloquially as hokum.
Origin of hokum
Hokum emerged as theater slang in the US in the early 1900s and is thought to be a blend of hocus-pocus and bunkum.