- to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value (usually followed by up): a political speech hoked up with phony statistics.
Origin of hoke
Related Words for hokeimitate, lampoon, satirize, parody, do, feign, caricature, simulate, assume, mirror, ditto, burlesque, mime, travesty, fake, affect, counterfeit, ape, hoke
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Contemporary Examples of hoke
The Crisis still clings to the conviction that a vote for Woodrow Wilson was NOT a vote for Cole Blease or Hoke Smith.David's Book Club: The Souls of Black Folk
May 5, 2013
Historical Examples of hoke
Mike had been instant to read the trick of Hoke, and he helped all he could.
By and by it struck Hoke that it was time they reached the doctors dwelling.
I left no scent when I stepped into the brook, replied Hoke.
You are ready to admit, Hoke, that there are bigger fools than Zip.
Presently Hoke came plodding up from the field, and smiled as he passed her.The Mountain Girl
- (tr usually foll by up) to overplay (a part, etc)
Word Origin for hoke
Word Origin and History for hoke
often hoke up, 1935, theatrical slang, probably shortened from hokum.