/hoʊki-ˈpoʊki / (say hohkee-'pohkee)

/hoʊki-ˈpoʊki / (say hohkee-'pohkee)

a kind of round dance with hand and foot gestures.
{British hokey-cokey}
/hoʊki-ˈpoʊki / (say hohkee-'pohkee)

noun Chiefly NZ
a toffee-like sweet.
{? from British hokey-pokey a cheap ice-cream, often sold as wrapped cubes; in turn from hocus-pocus}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Hokey pokey — can refer to:*Hokey Cokey (or Hokey Pokey), a dance and song. *Hokey pokey (ice cream), obsolete generic term for ice cream, today a specific flavour of ice cream in Scotland * Hokey pokey is also a New Zealand term for Sponge toffee. *Hokey… …   Wikipedia

  • hokey-pokey — 1847, false cheap material, perhaps an alteration of HOCUS POCUS (Cf. hocus pocus), or from the nonsense chorus and title of a comic song (Hokey Pokey Whankey Fong) that was popular c.1830. Applied especially to cheap ice cream sold by street… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hokey Pokey — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hokey Pokey est une danse participative américaine. Hokey Pokey Records est un label musical. Hokey Pokey est un album de Richard Thompson sorti en 1975.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hokey-pokey — noun A group dance performed in a circle, in which people move various of their body parts in and out of the middle, and shake them all about. Syn: hokey cokey, hokey tokey …   Wiktionary

  • hokey-pokey — noun informal 1》 dated ice cream sold by Italian street vendors. 2》 US term for hokey cokey. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hokey-pokey — /hoh kee poh kee/, n. 1. hocus pocus; trickery. 2. ice cream as formerly sold by street vendors. [1840 50; var. of HOCUS POCUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • hokey pokey — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) sea foam candy …   English dialects glossary

  • hokey pokey — sea foam candy …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • hokey pokey — n. hocus pocus, trickery; ice cream sold by street vendors; participation dance in which people stand in a circle and sing out the instructions for movements that they perform simultaneously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hokey-pokey — ho•key po•key [[t]ˈhoʊ kiˈpoʊ ki[/t]] n. hocus pocus; trickery …   From formal English to slang

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