Definition of hey presto exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    hey presto

    BrE BrE//ˌheɪ ˈprestəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌheɪ ˈprestoʊ//
    (British English) (North American English presto)
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  1. 1something that people say when they have just done something so quickly and easily that it seems to have been done by magic You just press the button and, hey presto, a perfect cup of coffee!
  2. 2something that people say just before they finish a magic trick

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