puckish

[ puhk-ish ]
/ ˈpʌk ɪʃ /

adjective (often initial capital letter)

mischievous; impish.

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Origin of puckish

First recorded in 1870–75; Puck + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM puckish

puck·ish·ly, adjectivepuck·ish·ness, noun
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