Definitions for hocusˈhoʊ kəs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ho•cusˈhoʊ kəs(v.t.)-cused, -cus•ing; -cussed, -cus•sing.
to play a trick on; hoax.
to stupefy, as with drugged liquor.
to infuse (liquor) with a drug.
Origin of hocus:
1665–75; short for hocus -pocus
To play a trick on; hoax; cheat.
To stupefy with drugged liquor.
To adulterate; to drug (liquor).
to deceive or cheat
to adulterate; to drug; as, liquor is said to be hocused for the purpose of stupefying the drinker
to stupefy with drugged liquor
one who cheats or deceives