puckish

[ puhk-ish ]
/ ˈpʌk ɪʃ /

adjective (often initial capital letter)

mischievous; impish.

Nearby words

  1. puck-carrier,
  2. pucka,
  3. pucker,
  4. puckerood,
  5. puckery,
  6. puckishly,
  7. puckout,
  8. puckster,
  9. pud,
  10. pudding

Origin of puckish

First recorded in 1870–75; Puck + -ish1

Related formspuck·ish·ly, adjectivepuck·ish·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for puckish

puckish

adj.

1867, from Puck + -ish. Related: Puckishly; puckishness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper