Definitions for hocusˈhoʊ kəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ho•cusˈhoʊ kəs(v.t.)-cused, -cus•ing; -cussed, -cus•sing.

  1. to play a trick on; hoax.

  2. to stupefy, as with drugged liquor.

  3. to infuse (liquor) with a drug.

Origin of hocus:

1665–75; short for hocus -pocus

Wiktionary

  1. hocus(Verb)

    To play a trick on; hoax; cheat.

  2. hocus(Verb)

    To stupefy with drugged liquor.

  3. hocus(Verb)

    To adulterate; to drug (liquor).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hocus(verb)

    to deceive or cheat

  2. Hocus(verb)

    to adulterate; to drug; as, liquor is said to be hocused for the purpose of stupefying the drinker

  3. Hocus(verb)

    to stupefy with drugged liquor

  4. Hocus(noun)

    one who cheats or deceives

  5. Hocus(noun)

    drugged liquor

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