Meaning of pouk in English:


Pronunciation /puːk/


dialect British, Midlands English
  • A small blister, boil, or pustule; a sty on the eyelid.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Chamberlain (1553–1628), letter writer. Apparently related to pock; it is possible that, in spite of the very late date of first attestation, the word may show the reflex of an ablaut variant of the same Germanic base.