pawky

[ paw-kee ]
/ ˈpɔ ki /

adjective, pawk·i·er, pawk·i·est.Chiefly British.

cunning; sly.

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Origin of pawky

1670–80; Scots pawk trick + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM pawky

pawk·i·ly, adverbpawk·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pawky

pawky
/ (ˈpɔːkɪ) /

adjective pawkier or pawkiest

Scot having or characterized by a dry wit

Derived forms of pawky

pawkily, adverbpawkiness, noun

Word Origin for pawky

C17: from Scottish pawk trick, of unknown origin
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