- 1 [mass noun] • dated Ice cream sold on the street, especially by Italian street vendors.More example sentences
- 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 A kind of brittle toffee or a type of toffee-flavoured ice cream: she got me a double cone of hokey pokeyMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2US Deception; trickery.More example sentences
- There was something kind of psychic about him, almost supernatural, and it was no surprise when I found out he was into that hokey-pokey and read a lot about magic and mysticism.
late 19th century: of unknown origin.
More definitions of hokey-pokeyDefinition of hokey-pokey in:
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