Meaning of “what's the magic word?” in the English Dictionary

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"what's the magic word?" in British English

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what's the magic word?

said to a child who has not said "please" when asking for something:

"Can I have another chocolate?" "What's the magic word?" "Please."

(Definition of “what's the magic word?” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)