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hokum

Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊkəm/

Translation of hokum in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (nonsense) paparruchas (feminine plural) [colloquial/familiar], pijotadas (feminine plural) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • That's bosh and hokum, and it does a disservice to the people.
    • It's surprising, then, how a couple of strangely touching notes toward the close redeem a work that boldly straddles the line between total hokum and the very stimulating.
    • There's too much of this kind of prima-donna diving going on in football already and to see a player of Kelly's outstanding calibre resort to that kind of hokum is as disappointing as it is pathetic.
    Example sentences
    • Looking at the film now, it works beautifully as pure family entertainment, heavy on the sarcastic wit and full of unadulterated corn, cheese and hokum, especially in the final family group-hug scene.
    • This film is head and shoulders above Hollywood hokum based in the same situations.
    • If hokum like that can find its way into the final film, why not some more over-the-top musical numbers?
    1.2 (corny material) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [ recursos efectistas de tipo melodramático o cómico ]

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