Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hokey n.2

also hoky
[hokum n.]

1. (US) a hobo, a tramp.

A. Baer The ‘Bum’s Rush’ 22 Apr. [synd. col.] First New Jersey aimed all her hokies for the exit, now Rhode Island is knocking the hook wormers for a goal [...] a bum will have nothing to look forward to.
[US]A. Baer Two & Three 24 Jan. [synd. col.] He was a stalwart bird when he [...] waited for the hokies to come in and spear the free lunch.

2. (US) a fool.

[US]J. Kramer Instant Replay 137: We’ve got the hokies this week, huh? We’ve got a bunch of patsies.

3. nonsense.

[US](con. 1950s) C.S. Crawford Four Deuces 113: I didn’t need any of that kind of hokey.