Definition of hooey in English:


Syllabification: hoo·ey
Pronunciation: /ˈho͞oē


informal , chiefly North American
  • Nonsense: your interest is just a lot of hooey and I know it
    More example sentences
    • Everything except the first three paragraphs is total hooey.
    • Now, in high school I would have thought this was hooey, for a lot of reasons.
    • It was his task to persuade us that the Big Bang was a lot of hooey.


1920s (originally US): of unknown origin.

More definitions of hooey

Definition of hooey in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtɔːtiː
a tortoiseshell cat