One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An exclamation used for emphasis or to express emotions such as surprise, anger, or distress.‘by hokey, it will have been worth it’
- ‘We'll surely all die of skin cancer in the years to come, but by hokey, it will have been worth it.’
- ‘By hokey, we mean to hold this government accountable one way or the other.’
- ‘It's not big or fancy but, by hokey, it's fun.’
- ‘By hokey, she gives an excellent analysis of his article in this morning's Post.’
- ‘The film never happened, but by hokey it's a great yarn.’
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