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hooey

[ hoo-ee ]

interjection

  1. (used to express disapproval or disbelief ):

    Hooey! You know that's not true.



noun

  1. silly or worthless talk, writing, ideas, etc.; nonsense; bunk:

    That's a lot of hooey and you know it!

hooey

/ ˈhuːɪ /

noun

  1. slang.
    nonsense; rubbish


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hooey1

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; origin uncertain
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hooey1

C20: of unknown origin
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Example Sentences

The truth could use more friends in 21st-century America, where a great many citizens have embraced large quantities of hooey — palpable nonsense, especially of the kind promoted by our recently departed president.

Mabray dismisses as “hooey” the algorithms sites use to suggest wines based on how bitter you like your coffee.

There’s a lot of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in wine, and heavy, imposing bottles meant to make the wine look like it tastes better are a big part of the hooey.

The “gotcha” complaints and stalking off the set are, for the most part, self-serving hooey.

"A bunch of hooey," she snapped in reply, scowled at Boswellister and jerked her child complainingly down the street behind her.

Picking up a short piece of broken tree limb she went round the cow, crying "Hooey-hooey!"

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