Definition of hokey-pokey in English:
1 [mass noun] trademark Ice cream of a kind formerly sold on the street, especially by Italian street vendors.
- Interestingly, in late - 19 th-century Britain, hokey-pokey men were Italian street vendors selling ice-cream wrapped in waxed paper.
- They sell hokey-pokey, either plain or covered in chocolate.
1.1NZ ( trademark in the UK) A kind of brittle toffee or honeycomb: she got me a double cone of hokey pokey
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- In some areas this would solidify and subsequently be mined as pig treacle, or hokey-pokey, great sticky seams in the rock, but your real prospector would surely comb the wilderness for signs of the true liquid gold.
- Hokey pokey ice cream is one of the most popular treats in New Zealand, evoking memories of childhood trips to the beach.
- My friend made hokey pokey ice cream for a lunch party.
3 (the hokey-pokey) US term for hokey-cokey.
- I'm the typical American white guy, so watching me dance is like seeing the Pillsbury Doughboy doing the hokey-pokey.
- We learn the hokey pokey when we're kids and as we become adults, we learn the latest crazes.
- Try dancing with your children. Do the Hokey Pokey, the bunny hop and such.
Late 19th century: of unknown origin.
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