Definition of puckish in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpəkiSH/ /ˈpəkɪʃ/

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  • Playful, especially in a mischievous way.

    ‘a puckish sense of humor’
    • ‘I thought she displayed a grace and charm in that speech as well as a puckish sense of humor that would make her a very appealing witness before the Judiciary Committee.’
    • ‘There is, for a start, a very puckish sense of humour; and a big, infectious, roaring laugh.’
    • ‘Perhaps it's the nature of his face - it's built to look older than it is, when it's really just odd - puckish, unlovely, something youth never really touched.’
    • ‘As he loosens up, his voice doesn't get much louder, but displays a ferocious intelligence and barbed wit that are rendered all the more puckish by his understated, boyish delivery.’
    • ‘‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce,’ a puckish German wit once quipped.’
    • ‘I honestly think he's being puckish with his coy answers, and that he has no intention of being the running mate to a left-liberal Democrat.’
    • ‘Dressed in a dark blue suit, he attempts, successfully at first, to project a businesslike air but it never quite manages to stifle the puckish charmer within.’
    • ‘A puckish reader, moved by some of Bob's less mainstream opinions, wrote this bit of hilarity’
    • ‘He's tanned, there's a puckish glint in his eye and his Coventry accent is proudly unblunted by his years in academia.’
    • ‘Clark's puckish grin and chiselled cheekbones finally creep into view.’
    • ‘He writes with a sort of puckish style that belies his conservatism.’
    • ‘Since then, sightings of the puckish scribe have been rarer than those of the reclusive Barclay brothers.’
    • ‘Her material is good, but her puckish delivery even better.’
    • ‘His publicity pictures show a perky looking man - puckish perhaps - with a cheery grin of white teeth and lightly raised eyebrows like cedillas.’
    • ‘It remains an issue worth both puckish and serious consideration.’
    • ‘Your finely honed bon mots and puckish conversational sallies will be of no assistance - this woman seems to be listening to something else entirely.’
    • ‘He is a puckish, straight-talking young man from Brisbane whose unwillingness to mince his words has resulted in friction with his team managers.’
    • ‘She was becoming more and more puckish, until I called her on it and told her that I realized I was being set-up.’
    • ‘Incidentally, I would note in a puckish vein that Mr. Ryan's letter points to no contrary evidence.’
    • ‘It has a puckish acidic slap as it rushes across the palate.’
    mischievous, naughty, wicked, devilish, rascally, roguish, prankish, playful, waggish
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