adjective (often initial capital letter)
mischievous; impish.

1870–75; Puck + -ish1

puckishly, adjective
puckishness, noun
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puck2 (pʌk)
(often capital) Also called: Robin Goodfellow a mischievous or evil spirit
[Old English pūca, of obscure origin]

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Example sentences
The face is familiar: twinkling eyes, cherubic grin, that extra rigging of puckish jowls.
Likely it was placed there in a puckish moment but it nevertheless conveys a message of one of his mores.
And so there were flashes of this puckish sense of humor from his boyhood.
His writing style in court opinions is literary, even puckish.
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