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Saturday, April 01, 2017

Definitions for plisky

  1. Scot. and North England. a mischievous trick; practical joke; prank.
  2. Scot. and North England. mischievous; playful.

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Citations for plisky
"... Faith! yon was an ill plisky ye played me to brak into my chop an' steal the bonnie leddy." George MacDonald, Robert Falconer, 1868
"... I would play him sic a plisky as he shouldna forget till his dying day. By the souls o' the Jerdans, I would!" James Hogg, The Shepherd's Calendar, 1829
Origin of plisky
1780-1790
Plisky is a dialect word found chiefly in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and northern England; its origin is uncertain. It entered English in the 18th century.