[ Prob. invented by jugglers in imitation of Latin. Confer Hoax
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. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/H/51
hocus-pocus 1. Nonsense words or phrase used as a formula by quack conjurers. 2. A trick performed by a magician or juggler; sleight-of-hand. 3. Foolishness or empty pretense used especially to disguise deception or chicanery. 4. To play tricks on; to deceive. There is no real proof that hocus-pocus is a blasphemous corruption of the first word...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/3408/
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