to treat in a mawkishly sentimental, crudely comic, or artificial way: usually with up
Origin of hoke; from hokum
transitive verbhoked hoked, hok·ing, hokes Slang
To give an impressive but artificial, false, or deceptive quality to: hoked up some phony allegations.
Origin of hokeFrom hokum.
(third-person singular simple present hokes, present participle hoking, simple past and past participle hoked)
- Something contrived, artificial.