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Word Example of - hokum

    Example Sentences for hokum

    Ye see, Hokum he got thirty-seven cents' worth o' lemons and sperit.

    Senator Gonzales was fond of the Society's crackpot receptionist, and he knew exactly what kind of hokum would please her most.

Word Origin & History of - hokum

    Word Origin & History

    hokum 1917, theater slang, "melodramatic, exaggerated acting," probably formed on model of bunkum (see bunk (2)), and perhaps influenced by hocus-pocus. The derived adj. hokey first recorded 1927.

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