hookey (walker)! excl.
1. an expression of incredulity, nonsense! rubbish!
|Lex. Balatronicum n.p.: Hookee Walker. An expression signifying that the story is not true, or that the thing will not occur.|
|Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc. 99: Hookey Walker – and ‘with a hook,’ usually accompanied by a significant upliftment of the hand and a crooking of the forefinger that what is said is a lie, or is to be taken contrariwise.|
|Commercial Advertiser (N.Y.) 1 July 2/3: An English horse named Hookey Walker.|
|A Favourite Poodle Hatching Poultry [cartoon caption] Mafsa Binga Hacha Hooka Waker!!!|
|‘Alarming Sacrifice’ in Curiosities of Street Lit. (1871) 48: [title] Alarming Sacrifice!!! Sale by Auction on Monday next, April the First, of the Furniture and Effects of Hookey Walker, Esq.|
|Crim.-Con. Gaz. 29 Sept. 46/2: He says he has no doubt he can teach me where to find the philosopher’s stone. I say to this ‘hookey!’.|
|Jorrocks Jaunts (1874) 141: ‘Hookey Walker!’ exclaimed someone who had heard Jemmy declare the same thing half a dozen times.|
|Devil In London I iii: john. So your name’s Walker? dev.: Yes, sir. john.: Hookey, of course? dev.: You’re quite right, sir.|
|Hillingdon Hall III 132: ‘’Ookey Valker!’ grunted Mr. Jorrocks; adding, ‘whoever thought they’d be for it’.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 11 Sept. 3: Dr. In.-Your Honor, I cannot disparage / This horse's character for gig or carriage [...] Tom.- Hookey Walker!|
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 50: Hookey walker! ejaculation of incredulity, usually shortened to walker!|
|, ,||Sl. Dict. 155: ‘Yes, with a hook at the end of it!’ i.e., with some reservation.|
|F&H].in Sat. Songs 22: It’s go and go over the left, It’s go with a hook at the end [|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 25 Dec. 8/4: The Paper [is] conducted by a Mr Walker. That this gentleman’s appellation is guiltless of the prefix of ‘hookey’, we are quite willing to believe .|
|Daily Tel. 28 July in Ware (1909) 22/2: Sir John Fielding, half-brother of the novelist [Henry] [...] died in 1780, sixty years before the cry of ‘Hookey Walker’ became popular.in|
|Materials for a Dict. of Aus. Sl. [unpub. ms.] 85: WITH A HOOK [...] a general contradiction. A Dutchman proposed marriage to a girl and said ‘We will get some babaies.’ She remarked ‘With a hook.’ ‘No, midt mein p---k.’.|
|Denton (MD) Journal 7 Mar. 3/8: Hewitt winked and screwed his face genially aside. ‘Hooky!’ he said.|
2. go away! be off! thus play Hookey Walker, to run off.
|‘Characters of Freshmen’ in In Cap and Gown (1889) 183: He asketh a huge snob ‘what the deuce he meant by that?’ Whereat the snob (having done nothing at all) coolly answereth [...] ‘Hooky Walker’, provocative of a combat.|
|Yellow God 301: Old blackguard, Fanny, bolt and leave us here. He play hookey-walker, and to-morrow morning Asika nobble us.|
|(con. 1835–40) Bold Bendigo 105: Felled to the grass for the third time, he decided to stay there until he got an opportunity of playing ‘Hookey Walker’.|