Share this entry

hocus-pocus

Synonyms of hocus-pocus in English:

noun

  • 1 he is a master of legal hocus-pocus
    jargon, unintelligible language, obscure language, mumbo jumbo, argle-bargle, gibberish, balderdash, claptrap, nonsense, rubbish, twaddle
    informalgobbledegook, double Dutch, hokum, bull, rot, garbage, tripe
    North American informalflapdoodle
    informal, , datedbunkum
  • 2 the hocus-pocus was just for the show
    magic words, magic formula, mumbo jumbo, abracadabra, incantation, chant, invocation, charm
  • Definition of hocus-pocus in:

    Share this entry

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources