Definition of hookey in English:

hookey

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Pronunciation: /ˈhʊki
 
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(also hooky)

noun

(in phrase play hookey) • informal , chiefly North American
  • Play truant: he played hookey from school to go out hunting
    More example sentences
    • Were they playing hooky when civics was taught?
    • I mean yes, I was caught red-handed playing hooky, so I did take a good tanning from my old man.
    • Police say she was playing hooky from school, drinking and swimming with friends in a pool.

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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