hey presto

interjection
\ (ˈ)hā-ˈpre-(ˌ)stō How to pronounce hey presto (audio) \

Definition of hey presto

British
: suddenly as if by magic

Examples of hey presto in a Sentence

A wave of the hand and, hey presto, it's gone!

First Known Use of hey presto

1732, in the meaning defined above

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“Hey presto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hey%20presto. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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