hoke definition by Webster's New World
transitive verb hoked, hoking
Slang to treat in a mawkishly sentimental, crudely comic, or artificial way: usually with up
Origin: ; from hokum
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- hokey adjective
hoke definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb hoked hoked, hok·ing, hokes Slang
To give an impressive but artificial, false, or deceptive quality to: hoked up some phony allegations.
Origin: From hokum.