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See also: hokey-pokey and hokey pokey



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hokeypokey (uncountable)

  1. (US) A group dance performed in a circle, in which people move various of their body parts in and out of the middle, and shake them about.
    • 2008 June 19, Peter Applebome, “At 91, He Isn’t Ready for the Last Dance Just Yet”, in New York Times[1]:
      So he choreographs each event depending on the crowd, starting with something to learn the drill, like “Marching Through Georgia,” working in something to loosen people up like the hokeypokey, and probably a contra dance (long lines, not squares) like the Virginia reel.


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