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The meaning of "hocus pocus"

" Hocus pocus "
A term used to denote magic or trickery.
He claimed to have evidence of the Loch Ness Monster, but it turned out to be a lot of hocus pocus.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 17th century.
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