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Hocus meaning

Hocus - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To deceive or cheat.
  2. 2. To adulterate; to drug; as, liquor is said to be hocused for the purpose of stupefying the drinker.
  3. 3. To stupefy with drugged liquor.
  4. 4. One who cheats or deceives.
  5. 5. Drugged liquor.

Hocus - examples of usage

  1. What the bewildered members of the Brigade made of all this hocus- pocus I had no idea. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. The most serious escapade that had come to General Temple's knowledge since Freke was of age was his running away with a Cuban girl in New Orleans, and afterward getting a divorce by some hocus- pocus, and thereafter, with serene confidence, he bore himself as an unmarried man. - "Throckmorton", Molly Elliot Seawell.
  3. What good does he suppose all this hocus- pocus is going to do us? - "The Boy Aviators in Africa", Captain Wilbur Lawton.
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