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Definition of "hocus" []

  • To fool or deceive; hoax. (verb-transitive)
  • To infuse (food or drink) with a drug. (verb-transitive)
  • To take in; trick (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To stupefy, esp with a drug (verb)
  • To add a drug to (a drink) (verb)

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Use "hocus" in a sentence
  • "If you're starting to itch, just understand that I'm an atheist who doesn't believe in hocus-pocus."
  • "Not everyone believes in hocus pocus lifestyles of the religious superstition and the fact that the Bible is purely FICTION and was written long after those apostles died and that the Gnostics written by women were omitted from the Bible not to mention how much the Bible has been altered and words changed in that work of fiction all these years."
  • "Not everyone believes in hocus pocus lifestyles of religious superstition and the fact that the Bible is purely FICTION and was written long after those apostles died and that the Gnostics written by women were omitted from the Bible not to mention how much the Bible has been altered and words changed in that work of fiction all these years."