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Meaning of HOCUS-POCUS

Pronunciation:  'howkus 'powkus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

HOCUS-POCUS is a 11 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hanky panky, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness, trickery
 See Also: deceit, deception, misrepresentation



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