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hooey

[ hoo-ee ]
/ ˈhu i /
Informal.
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interjection
(used to express disapproval or disbelief): Hooey! You know that's not true.
noun
silly or worthless talk, writing, ideas, etc.; nonsense; bunk: That's a lot of hooey and you know it!
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Origin of hooey

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for hooey

hooey
/ (ˈhuːɪ) /

noun, interjection
slang nonsense; rubbish

Word Origin for hooey

C20: of unknown origin
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