- (in folklore) an Irish spirit, mischievous but not malevolent, corresponding to the English Puck.
Origin of puca
< Irish púca; see Puck
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Examples from the Web for puca
The gander cleaned the table, and carried it away, and the Puca said, “Play up music for these ladies.”
Then the Puca said to pay the Piper, and every old woman drew out a gold piece and gave it to him.
They went out then, and just as he was going to ride on the Puca, the gander came up to him and gave him a new set of pipes.
The Puca rushed him across hills and bog and rough places, till he brought him to the top of Croagh Patric.
Then the Puca struck three blows with his foot, and a great door opened, and they passed in together into a fine room.