pawky

[ paw-kee ]
/ ˈpɔ ki /
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adjective, pawk·i·er, pawk·i·est. Chiefly British.

cunning; sly.

Nearby words

  1. pavonine,
  2. pavonis,
  3. pavor nocturnus,
  4. pavé,
  5. paw,
  6. pawl,
  7. pawn,
  8. pawn off,
  9. pawn ticket,
  10. pawnage

Origin of pawky

1670–80; Scots pawk trick + -y1

Related formspawk·i·ly, adverbpawk·i·ness, noun

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pawky

/ (ˈpɔːkɪ) /

adjective pawkier or pawkiest

Scot having or characterized by a dry wit
Derived Formspawkily, adverbpawkiness, noun

Word Origin for pawky

C17: from Scottish pawk trick, of unknown origin

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