Definition of by hokey in English:

by hokey

phrase

NZ
informal
  • 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.’