transitive verb-·cused or -·cussed, -·cus·ing or -·cus·sing
- to play a trick on; dupe; hoax
- to drug (a person)
- to put drugs in (a drink)
Origin of hocuscontr. from hocus-pocus
transitive verbho·cused, ho·cus·ing, ho·cus·es, or ho·cussed ho·cus·sing ho·cus·ses
- To fool or deceive; hoax.
- To infuse (food or drink) with a drug.
Origin of hocusShort for hocus-pocus
(third-person singular simple present hocuses, present participle hocusing or hocussing, simple past and past participle hocused or hocussed)