Meaning of hokum

ho•kum

Pronunciation: (hō'kum), [key]
— n.
  1. out-and-out nonsense; bunkum.
  2. elements of low comedy introduced into a play, novel, etc., for the laughs they may bring.
  3. sentimental matter of an elementary or stereotyped kind introduced into a play or the like.
  4. false or irrelevant material introduced into a speech, essay, etc., in order to arouse interest, excitement, or amusement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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