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Hocus pocus, gipsy words of magic, similar to the modern presto fly.

My aunt began her hocus pocus by throwing out all the cards in the pack under seven.

If Mr. Faraday had played you hocus pocus or legerdemain tricks, as a pretence of chemistry, would you have been satisfied?

“Hocus pocus” appears to have been a mock Latin expression first used as the name of a juggler or conjurer.

The trick first appears in print in various editions of Hocus Pocus, twenty in all, starting with 1635.

Now you may practise an hundred delicious things to please your appetites, & do as many Hocus Pocus tricks more.

But I object to pretended secret societies and hocus pocus, and would not.