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pawky

[paw-kee] /ˈpɔ ki/
adjective, pawkier, pawkiest. Chiefly British
1.
cunning; sly.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; Scots pawk trick + -y1
Related forms
pawkily, adverb
pawkiness, noun
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pawky

/ˈpɔːkɪ/
adjective pawkier, pawkiest
1.
(Scot) having or characterized by a dry wit
Derived Forms
pawkily, adverb
pawkiness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Scottish pawk trick, of unknown origin
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