Definition for hookey (2 of 2)
Origin of hooky1
Examples from the Web for hookey
Nine slow and awful steps brought him face to face with Hookey.
What would we have done if she had been very tall and stout, and fierce-looking, with spectacles and a hookey nose?Grandmother Dear|Mrs. Molesworth
His solitary walks on the opposite side of the street had not even, from the first, escaped the scrutinizing eyes of Mr. Hookey.
"A bargain—a bargain," said the assumed Hookey Walker, rubbing the tallow from his gills.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.|Pierce Egan
Hookey, it seemed probable, was the prime mover; and I felt satisfied we should see him again.
British Dictionary definitions for hookey
Word Origin for hooky
Word Origin and History for hookey
also hookey, in the truant sense, 1848, American English (New York City), from Dutch hoekje "hide and seek;" or else from hook it, attested since 14c. as "make off, run away," originally "depart, proceed."
Idioms and Phrases with hookey
see play hooky.