hokey-cokey

n. a communal dance performed in a circle with synchronized shaking of the limbs in turn.
Etymology: perh. f. HOCUS-POCUS

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Hokey cokey — Hokey pokey redirects here. For other uses, see Hokey pokey (disambiguation). The hokey cokey (United Kingdom) or hokey pokey (United States Ireland), also known as the okey cokey, hokey tokey, or cokey cokey, is a participation dance with a… …   Wikipedia

  • hokey-cokey — (US hokey pokey) ► NOUN ▪ a communal song and dance performed in a circle, involving synchronized shaking of each limb in turn. ORIGIN perhaps from HOCUS POCUS(Cf. ↑hocus pocus) …   English terms dictionary

  • hokey cokey — /hōˈki kōˈki/ noun 1. A Cockney song whose lyrics dictate a pattern of accompanying movements, usu performed by several people in a circle 2. These dance type movements …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hokey Cokey — The Hokey Cokey, Hokey Pokey or Hokey Tokey is a participation dance with a distinctive accompanying tune and lyric structure. It is well known in English speaking countries. It is of unclear origin, with two main traditions having evolved in… …   Wikipedia

  • Hokey Cokey — 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 about. Syn: hokey pokey, hokey pokey, hokeypokey, Hokey Pokey, hokey tokey …   Wiktionary

  • hokey-cokey — noun a communal song and dance performed in a circle with synchronized shaking of the limbs in turn. Origin 1940s: perh. from hocus pocus …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • cokey-cokey — var. hokey cokey …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — I. /hoʊki ˈpoʊki / (say hohkee pohkee) noun → hocus pocus. II. /hoʊki ˈpoʊki / (say hohkee pohkee) noun a kind of round dance with hand and foot gestures. {British hokey cokey} III. /hoʊki ˈpoʊki / (say hohkee pohkee) noun …   Australian English dictionary

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