hocus

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verb ho·cus \ ˈhō-kəs \

Definition of hocus

hocussed or hocused; hocussing or hocusing
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 and Etymology of hocus

obsolete hocus, noun, short for hocus-pocus


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