[ hoo-ee ]
/ ˈhu i /
(used to express disapproval or disbelief): Hooey! You know that's not true.
silly or worthless talk, writing, ideas, etc.; nonsense; bunk: That's a lot of hooey and you know it!
bananas, garbage, absurdity, fatuity, bunk, baloney, blather, bombast, claptrap, babble, giddiness, imprudence, idiocy, drivel, bull, balderdash, irrationality, hogwash, folly, foolishness
- hoof it,
- hoof-and-mouth disease,
Origin of hooey
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for hooey
"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
/ (ˈhuːɪ) /
slang nonsense; rubbish
Word Origin for hooey
C20: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"nonsense, foolishness," 1922, American English slang, of unknown origin.
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