Ho"cus*po"cus (?), n. [Prob. invented by jugglers in imitation of Latin. Cf. Hoax, Hocus .]

1.

A term used by jugglers in pretended incantations.

2.

A juggler or trickster.

Sir T. Herbert.

3.

A juggler's trick; a cheat; nonsense.

Hudibras.

 

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Ho"cus*po"cus, v. t.

To cheat.

[Colloq.]

L'Estrange.

 

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