Definition of dark arts in English:

dark arts

plural noun

  • 1Sorcery or black magic.

    • ‘he is a master of the dark arts and knows many ways to get rid of evil demons’
    1. 1.1humorous Techniques or practices that are regarded as mysterious or dishonorable.
      ‘we expect an exhibition of soccer's dark arts: flops, dives, and time-wasting’
      • ‘the dark arts that these sites employ have been ignored for too long’