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Noun: hocus-pocus  'how-kus 'pow-kus
  1. Dishonest and underhand behaviour
    - trickery, slickness, hanky-panky, jiggery-pokery [informal], skulduggery, skullduggery, sculduggery
  2. A meaningless chant or expression used in conjuring or incantation.
  3. Meaningless words or incomprehensible jargon

Type of: charm, deceit, deception, magic spell, magical spell, misrepresentation, spell

Encyclopedia: Hocus-pocus