verb (used with object), ho·cused, ho·cus·ing or (especially British) ho·cussed, ho·cus·sing.
Origin of hocus
Examples from the Web for hocus
So how did 18-year-old Jason Marsden get cast as the voice of a talking cat in Hocus Pocus?
Finally, in the spirit of Hocus Pocus, what are your Halloween plans this year?
And he refers his readers to his Spanish-Gipsy vocabulary for the words hoax and hocus, as a reason for such an opinion!A History of the Gipsies|Walter Simson
My aunt began her hocus pocus by throwing out all the cards in the pack under seven.The Lock And Key Library|Various
Hocus loved her best, believing her to be his own, got upon the body of Mrs. Bull.
Hocus pocus, gipsy words of magic, similar to the modern presto fly.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
Hocus fed her extravagancy (what was still more shameful) with John's own money.