1. (US) a hobo, a tramp.
|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.|
|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.
|Instant Replay 137: We’ve got the hokies this week, huh? We’ve got a bunch of patsies.|
|(con. 1950s) Four Deuces 113: I didn’t need any of that kind of hokey.|