verb (used with object), ho·cus-po·cused, ho·cus-po·cus·ing or (especially British) ho·cus-po·cussed, ho·cus-po·cus·sing.
verb (used without object), ho·cus-po·cused, ho·cus-po·cus·ing or (especially British) ho·cus-po·cussed, ho·cus-po·cus·sing.
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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?
First negatively, it has not been done by any artificial means or legislative hocus-pocus (applause).
It is hocus-pocus, a sort of social magic formula like the "mutabor" in the Arabian Nights; it is an Aladdins-lamp philosophy.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
He complains that Gautier is lacking in a concern about supernatural hocus-pocus and that Flaubert is lacking.Instigations|Ezra Pound
"There's some hocus-pocus about this," whispered Trask, as he and Locke moved forward for a private talk.Isle o' Dreams|Frederick F. Moore
But love was beginning its usual hocus-pocus with character and turning a tired business man into a restless swain.The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes