1. excrement, both human and animal.
|in Transactions Amer. Philosophical Association XVII.37: Hockie is used in East Tennessee among little children, which may be connected with the original word ‘cacky,’ as also the exclamation of disgust used by an older person to a child that has befouled itself.|
|DN II 236: Hawky , or hockey . . . Child’s word for go to stool.|
|DN V 210: Hockey. . . Dung... To evacuate the bowels, applicable chiefly to that action on the part of a child.|
|Down in the Holler 118: The word hockey means nothing but dung in the hill country.|
|Snakes (1971) 28: I’ll smack the chicken hockey outta you.|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 194: hockey (hocky) [...] excrement.|
|Ozark Folksongs and Folklore I 402: Hockey, excrement.|
2. (US) in fig. use, nonsense, lies.
|G.S. Schuyler Black No More (1971) 81: Oh, that’s a lotta hockey.|
|End as Man 80: ‘Don’t you try and hand me any of that hocky about being a white man!’ [...] after a while the nigger agreed he was a nigger.|
|Savage Night (1991) 70: He was a writer, only [...] he called himself a hocky peddler.|
|(con. 1945) Goodbye to Some (1963) 118: That is one hundred per cent pure hocky.|
|Iron Orchard (1967) 157: ‘I don’t ’preciate you actin’ like I’m just shooting’ a bunch of hock [...] see?|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 194: hockey (hocky). [...] nonsense.|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 194: hockey (hocky). [...] semen.|