Definition of hokey-cokey noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhəʊki ˈkəʊki//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊki ˈkoʊki//
(British English) (North American English hokey-pokey
BrE BrE//ˌhəʊki ˈpəʊki//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊki ˈpoʊki//
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a dance in which people stand in a circle and make movements with their arms and legs while singing; the music for this dance Word Origin1940s: perhaps from hocus-pocus.