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[puhk-ish] /ˈpʌk ɪʃ/
adjective, (often initial capital letter)
mischievous; impish.
1870-75; Puck + -ish1
Related forms
puckishly, adjective
puckishness, noun
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Examples for puckish
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for puckish

1867, from Puck + -ish. Related: Puckishly; puckishness.

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