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hokey

(ˈhoki)
mod. contrived; phony; ill conceived. (see also hocus.) That’s a pretty hokey idea, but it may work.
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II Trovatore - As a piece of science it's worthless but approached as a hokey horror, it's worth watching - although not before bedtime.
President Pakistan Hokey Federation (PHF) Akhtar Rasool, who was hief guest presented the trophy and keys of brand new orolla ar to NBP aptain Mohammad Tausiq while Kashif Ali reeived runnersup trophy and ash purse of Rs.
As the Prince entered our music room, the children were doing the hokey cokey," said Chris.
I TOTALLY echo Elaine's sentiments in her articles Hokey Cokey and Pope Is Missing Message Of Love.
There are senior policemen out there who are now having to watch football crowds in case they break into the hokey cokey at a Celtic match.
Meanwhile, football freaks are using Internet forums to discuss the possibility of getting round the ban by singing the Hokey Cokey at next week's Old Firm derby between the clubs.
Join in with Dave and his furry friend Big Bear as they sing songs like Looby Loo, The Bear Went Over The Mountain, The Hokey Kokey and many others.
And it allows us to enjoy the "musical" part of musical theater even when the "theater" part is just too hokey for contemporary consumption.
Sylvester Stallone's sixth and theoretically most ridiculous entry in the Philly fightgame franchise is still hokey as all get out.
Restrained in comparison to previous scenarios, both Champion--featuring a classically draped hero toting a lifelike Goliath-size decapitated head--and Homo habilis, with its off-kilter natural history diorama vibe, nevertheless seem vaguely hokey exceptions to White's new lower-key rule.
It also thwarted the awkwardness of having to sit out the Hokey Pokey or the Chicken Dance.
Instead of looking like a sour-faced old bird, the Queen appears positively chirpy, like a game old granny who might lead the hokey cokey at any moment.
T-shirts may seem hopelessly hokey, but they offer ex-addicts an easy conversation opener when they're trying to proselytize about the drug's dangers.
New Yorkers never had a reason to be in Times Square because the area was so hokey, but now there's hotels and offices and all these retailers and it fits together and feeds off of one another.
Hokey as it might seem, go for the stuff you loved as a kid--musical chairs, limbo, pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, charades or a pinata.