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November 1st, 2018

Word of the Day 11/01/18 Hocus-Pocus

Hocus-Pocus (noun, verb)
hocus-pocus [hoh-kuhs-poh-kuhs]


noun
1. a meaningless chant or expression used in conjuring or incantation.
2. a juggler's trick; sleight of hand.
3. trickery; deception.
4. unnecessarily mysterious or elaborate activity or talk to cover up a deception, magnify a simple purpose, etc.

verb (used with object), ho·cus-po·cused, ho·cus-po·cus·ing or (especially British) ho·cus-po·cussed, ho·cus-po·cus·sing.
5. to play tricks on or with.

verb (used without object), ho·cus-po·cused, ho·cus-po·cus·ing or (especially British) ho·cus-po·cussed, ho·cus-po·cus·sing.
6. to perform tricks; practice trickery or deception.

Related Words for hocus-pocus
abracadabra, mystification, nonsense, hoax, incantation, cant, artifice, jargon, cheating, deception, trickery, imposture, delusion, spell, flimflam, chicanery, charm, deceit, swindle, humbug

Synonyms for hocus-pocus
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3. deceit, dishonesty, hanky-panky, double-dealing.

Origin: First recorded in 1615–25; pseudo-Latin rhyming formula used by jugglers and magicians

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