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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhokumho‧kum /ˈhəʊkəm $ ˈhoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  informalUNTRUE something that seems true or impressive but that is wrong or not sincere All that talk is just a bunch of hokum.
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hokumDo not be tempted to dismiss such corporate homilies as boardroom hokum.The movie is nonstop, state-of-the-art, over-the-top Hollywood hokum.One could tolerate this kind of hokum, if only the movie had some fun with it.But one was left wondering at the decision to commit time, money and talent to this dingy piece of hokum.Cowboys, trail dust and great six-stringed hokum converge on Tucson this week with the ninth-annual Western Music Festival.Similarly the rise of Existentialism in the 1950s made an interest in matters spiritual seem like so much unfashionable hokum.Jackson said the entire plan was hokum.
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