hocus


ho·cus

verb \ˈhō-kəs\
ho·cussed or ho·cusedho·cus·sing or ho·cus·ing

Definition of HOCUS

transitive verb
1
:  to perpetrate a trick or hoax on :  deceive
2
:  to befuddle often with drugged liquor; also :  dope, drug <hocussed the favorite before the race>

Origin of HOCUS

obsolete hocus, noun, short for hocus-pocus
First Known Use: 1675

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