hooky definition by Webster's New World
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also sp. hookey
Origin: probably ; from Dutch hoeckje, hide-and-seek ; from Middle Dutch hoec (from source Dutch hoek), corner (hence, to hide around a corner): see hook
hooky definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Absence without leave; truancy: play hooky from school.
Origin: Perhaps from hook it, to make off.
hooky - Phrases/Idioms
see play hooky.