- (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 pooka
And Fergus knew it was the Pooka, the wild horse of the mountains.Irish Fairy Tales
In Leinster, it was always the, not a Pooka, that we heard named.The Fairy Mythology
That night Morag and Flann talked about the Pooka and his fierce horse.
Then the Pooka swung forward and whispered into his horse's ear.
Now we must stand between the house and the mound, and wait till the Pooka rides by.