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Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Definitions for puckish

  1. mischievous; impish.

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Citations for puckish
In my late teens and early twenties I'd seen myself as a Puckish figure, smart and quick-limbed, incorrigible. Michael Cunningham, A Home at the End of the World, 1990
… it is our good fortune that David Markson has acted as a facilitator: the good host, introducing all the right people to the right people, while being puckish enough to introduce all the right people to the wrong people, as well. Ann Beattie, "This Is Not an Introduction," The Millions, March 4, 2016
Origin of puckish
1870-1875
Puckish comes from the name Puck, a sprite in English folklore, and also the mischievous narrator in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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