what is difference between hokey and schmaltzy
- 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.
schmaltz + -y.
schmaltzy (comparative schmaltzier, superlative schmaltziest)
- Overly sentimental, emotional, maudlin or bathetic.
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