- 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 hokesimitate, lampoon, satirize, parody, do, feign, caricature, simulate, assume, mirror, ditto, burlesque, mime, travesty, fake, affect, counterfeit, ape, hoke
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Historical Examples of hokes
One was the doctor on the steamer, when I came abroad with the Hokes: he'd been cashiered from the navy for drunkenness.The Reef
This angry question was addressed to Zip, who thrust his muzzle against Hokes knee, looked up and wagged his tail.The Boy Patrol Around the Council Fire
Edward Sylvester Ellis
- (tr usually foll by up) to overplay (a part, etc)
Word Origin for hoke
often hoke up, 1935, theatrical slang, probably shortened from hokum.