what is difference between hokey and kitschy
- hokie, hoaky, hoky
From the verb hoke (“to give an artificial feel to”), from hokum.
- IPA(key): /ˈhəʊki/
- (US) IPA: /ˈhoʊki/
- Rhymes: -əʊki
hokey (comparative hokier, superlative hokiest)
- (US, colloquial) phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived; of obviously flimsy credibility or quality
- (US, colloquial) corny; overly or unbelievably sentimental
- Synonyms: cheesy, kitschy
- Hokey Cokey
- “hokey”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
kitsch + -y
- IPA(key): /ˈkɪtʃi/
- Rhymes: -ɪtʃi
kitschy (comparative kitschier, superlative kitschiest)
- Having the nature of kitsch.
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