See also: höker



From Middle English hoker, hocour, from Old English hōcor.


hoker (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) scorn; derision; abusive talk
    • (Can we date this quote by Geoffrey Chaucer and provide title, author's full name, and other details?), Canterbury Tales: Reeve's Prologue and Tale
      She was as digne as water in a dich, / As ful of hoker and of bismare.

Derived termsEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for hoker in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



  • IPA(key): /hoːˈkɛɾ/
  • Hyphenation: ho‧ker
  • Rhymes: -ɛɾ


hoker f

  1. (grammar) adverb