Hocus-pocus

Definition of Hocus-pocus

Ho´cus-po´cus
n.1.A term used by magicians or conjurers in pretended incantations.
2.A juggler or trickster.
3.A magician's trick; a cheat; nonsense.
4.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.
v. t.1.To cheat.

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abracadabra, artifice, cheat, chicanery, con game, conjuring, deceit, deception, duplicity, flimflam, gibberish, hanky-panky, hoax, humbug, incantation, jiggery-pokery, jugglery, legerdemain, magic, mischief, mumbo-jumbo, nonsense, prestidigitation, rigmarole, sleight of hand, swindle, trick, trickery
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