Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hookey (walker) n.

[hookey (walker)! excl. (1)]

1. bad luck, trouble.

[UK]W.J. Neale 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.
[UK]J. Payn 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.

2. nonsense.

[UK]R.S. Surtees Handley Cross (1854) 230: ‘’Ookey Valker,’ said Mr Jorrocks in an under tone.
[Aus]Bell’s Life in Sydney 23 Oct. 2/4: The constable proved this rigmarole to be all Hookey Walker.
[UK]Sam Sly 20 Jan. 4/2: It is not true that Mr. Binge is ‘Perfections his Wandering Minstrel’ being all Hookey Walker.