Origin of hooky1
Definition for hooky (2 of 2)
adjective, hook·i·er, hook·i·est.
Examples from the Web for hooky
Hooky indicates an inability to create stories that take place in and around school and, therefore, a dearth of inspiration.
I was overflowing with spirits and arrogance, and began to play "hooky" so often that I practically quit school about this time.The Autobiography of a Thief|Hutchins Hapgood
Then there were atoms with rough surfaces, "hooky" surfaces, and these stuck together and formed solids.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)|J. Arthur Thomson
He invented a kind of home-study "hooky" to break the monotony.The Fourth R|George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for hooky
Word Origin for hooky
Word Origin and History for hooky
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 hooky
see play hooky.