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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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Example sentences from the Web for hooey

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

    The Gotcha Game|Howard Kurtz|August 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • "A bunch of hooey," she snapped in reply, scowled at Boswellister and jerked her child complainingly down the street behind her.

    The Glory of Ippling|Helen M. Urban
  • Picking up a short piece of broken tree limb she went round the cow, crying "Hooey-hooey!"

    The Nightrider's Feud|Walter C. McConnell

British Dictionary definitions for hooey

hooey
/ (ˈhuːɪ) /

noun, interjection

slang nonsense; rubbish

Word Origin for hooey

C20: of unknown origin
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