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hocus

[hoh-kuh s] /ˈhoʊ kəs/
verb (used with object), hocused, hocusing or (especially British) hocussed, hocussing.
1.
to play a trick on; hoax; cheat.
2.
to stupefy with drugged liquor.
3.
to drug (liquor).
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; short for hocus-pocus
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British Dictionary definitions for hocus

hocus

/ˈhəʊkəs/
verb (transitive) (rare) -cuses, -cusing, -cused, -cuses, -cussing, -cussed
1.
to take in; trick
2.
to stupefy, esp with a drug
3.
to add a drug to (a drink)
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hocus

verb

To falsify or misrepresent; also, to adulterate: hocus the presentation/ hocus the punch


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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