1. dated slang Heroin. When you're an addict, you'll do just about anything to get your next fix of that tragic magic.
2. dated slang Crack cocaine mixed with phencyclidine (PCP). I heard they caught the teacher smoking tragic magic in his car one afternoon during his lunch break.
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n. heroin. This “tragic-magic,” which has swept over the land, has taken too many of our youth.
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