Definitions for hocus-pocusˈhoʊ kəsˈpoʊ kəs

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  1. trickery, hocus-pocus, slickness, hanky panky, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery(noun)

    verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

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  1. Hocus-pocus(n.)

    Obfuscating talk or elaborate but meaningless activity intended to hide a deception or to obscure what is actually happening; verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way.

  2. Origin: [Prob. invented by jugglers in imitation of Latin. Cf. Hoax, Hocus.]

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  1. hocus-pocus(Noun)

    A specific act of trickery or nonsense.

    What kind of hocus-pocus is this?

  2. hocus-pocus(Interjection)

    A phrase used as a magical incantation to bring about some change.

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