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Hocus Pocus (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Hocus Pocus

Nonsensical words used by jugglers, previous to their deceptions, as a kind of charm, or incantation. A celebrated writer supposes it to be a ludicrous corruption of the words hoc est corpus, used by the popish priests m consecrating the host. Also Hell Hocus is used to express drunkenness: as, he is quite hocus; he is quite drunk.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Hocking * Hod

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Hobby
Hobby Horse
Hobby Horsical
Hobnail
Hobson’s Choice
Hocks
Hockey
Hocking
Hocus Pocus
Hod
Hoddy Doddy
Hodge
Hodge Podge
Hodmandods
Hog
Hog Grubber
Hoggish
Hogo
Hoist