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1. Clearly contrived. "Hokey" comes from "hokum," which can refer either to nonsense or to trite and mawkish content in a creative work. That was such a hokey plot twist—it felt totally unearned.
2. Overly sentimental or trite. It's just some hokey romantic comedy—I understand if you don't want to see it.
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mod. contrived; phony; ill conceived. (see also hocus.) That’s a pretty hokey idea, but it may work.
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