hookey (walker) n.
1. bad luck, trouble.
|Paul Periwinkle 236: That respectable young gentleman [...] is squealing out in the most outrageous way; and if they should catch a tone of his pipe, you’ll be kind enough to understand it’s all Hookey Walker with Jack Spratt; – and Jack made a sign on his neck, which may in brief be translated as the sign of the gibbet.|
|Glow-Worm Tales III 24: Lor, bless yer miss [...] that’s the beating of the hair-pump, that is; if that was to stop for arf a minute, it would be all Hookey with us.|
|Handley Cross (1854) 230: ‘’Ookey Valker,’ said Mr Jorrocks in an under tone.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 23 Oct. 2/4: The constable proved this rigmarole to be all Hookey Walker.|
|Sam Sly 20 Jan. 4/2: It is not true that Mr. Binge is ‘Perfections his Wandering Minstrel’ being all Hookey Walker.|