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hokey-cokey Line breaks: hokey-cokey
Pronunciation: /həʊkɪˈkəʊki/

Definition of hokey-cokey in English:


A communal dance performed in a circle with synchronized shaking of the limbs in turn, accompanied by a simple song.
Example sentences
  • Dwell on the red circle formed by the Arsenal players, which began with a show of unity and descended into an impromptu hokey-cokey.
  • Seeing our Japanese hosts do the hokey-cokey was a sight to behold.
  • After forcing us to sing a Neil Diamond medley, he tops the show by prodding the audience into doing the hokey-cokey while spraying us with champagne.


1940s: perhaps from hocus-pocus.

Words that rhyme with hokey-cokey

chokey, croaky, folkie, folky, hokey, hoki, jokey, karaoke, Loki, okey-dokey, Okie, pokey, poky, smoky, trochee
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