hoky poky

[English] plural hoky pokies

A type of ice cream, originally from New Zealand, with little bits of caramel dispersed throughout. It was made by Italians, who also brought it to Scotland where the following ditty is a traditional song: "Hoky-poky, a penny the lump, "The more you eat the more you jump". Apparently it was the cold which made you jump. It is thought that the name derives from the Italian, "O che poco!" (Oh how little! referring, it is said, to the cost).