trickery, hocus-pocus, slickness, hanky panky, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery(noun)
verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
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.
Origin: [Prob. invented by jugglers in imitation of Latin. Cf. Hoax, Hocus.]
A specific act of trickery or nonsense.
What kind of hocus-pocus is this?
A phrase used as a magical incantation to bring about some change.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hō′kus-pō′kus, n. a juggler: a juggler's trick.—v.t. Hō′cus, to cheat: to stupefy with drink: to drug:—pr.p. hō′cussing; pa.p. hō′cussed. [The meaningless gibberish of a juggler—no reference to 'hoc est corpus.']
The numerical value of hocus-pocus in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of hocus-pocus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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