hokum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hokum a message that seems to convey no meaning
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Usage

In literature:

If he does, we'll go right into some hokum drama stuff.
"Merton of the Movies" by Harry Leon Wilson
They're the best jazz-and-hokum team on the Keith Circuit.
"The Little Warrior" by P. G. Wodehouse
Only we value your respect too much to let you go on thinking we have fallen for that hokum.
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
They're the best jazz-and-hokum team on the Keith Circuit.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
They had a putty bad name, them Hokums.
"Oldtown Fireside Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Is this more electronic hokum?
"Card Trick" by Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
Religious hokum, to keep the masses quiet.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
The authorities brush it off as just hokum.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In news:

Up to your earlobes in hokum and weary of apocalypse-talk, your head throbbing from all the Lasix debate and your financial future teetering on the edge of a baleful cliff, you're nevertheless expected to be thankful this time of year.
'Cloud Atlas' review: Tom Hanks can't save epic saga from being nearly unbearable New Age hokum .
Cancer comedy 'A Little Bit of Heaven' a lot of hokum .
Fox's 'Touch' = A smoldering Sutherland, pseudo -religious hokum, and a 'magical Negro'.
Fox's 'Touch' = A smoldering Sutherland, pseudo- religious hokum, and a 'magical Negro'.
Freedom of expression in the West is hokum, I say.
But if you still consider the holidays full of hokum and humbug, consider this, Scrooge: this is the season the great Scotch distillers debut new products, just in time for gift giving.
The Way is a pile of hokum, full of maudlin clich├ęs and cheap jokes.
'Cloud Atlas' review: Tom Hanks can't save epic saga from being nearly unbearable New Age hokum.
The ' trickle -down theory' of economics is hokum.
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