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puca

or poo·ka

[poo-kuh]
noun
  1. (in folklore) an Irish spirit, mischievous but not malevolent, corresponding to the English Puck.
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Origin of puca

< Irish púca; see Puck
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Historical Examples of puca

  • Then the Puca struck three blows with his foot, and a great door opened, and they passed in together into a fine room.

    Humours of Irish Life

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  • The gander cleaned the table, and carried it away, and the Puca said, “Play up music for these ladies.”

  • The Puca rushed him across hills and bog and rough places, till he brought him to the top of Croagh Patric.

  • 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.