hokey vs kitschy what difference

what is difference between hokey and kitschy

English

Alternative forms

  • hokie, hoaky, hoky

Etymology

From the verb hoke (to give an artificial feel to), from hokum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhəʊki/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈhoʊki/
    Rhymes: -əʊki

Adjective

hokey (comparative hokier, superlative hokiest)

  1. (US, colloquial) phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived; of obviously flimsy credibility or quality
  2. (US, colloquial) corny; overly or unbelievably sentimental
    Synonyms: cheesy, kitschy

Related terms

  • hokiness
  • hoke
  • hokum

Translations

See also

  • Hokey Cokey
  • hokeypokey
  • hokey-tokey

Further reading

  • “hokey”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.


English

Etymology

kitsch +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪtʃi/
  • Rhymes: -ɪtʃi

Adjective

kitschy (comparative kitschier, superlative kitschiest)

  1. Having the nature of kitsch.

Synonyms

  • corny

Translations

Anagrams

  • shticky

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