noun (plural piskies or piskeys)British
(Especially in Cornwall) a pixie.
- Spiky tyke Alistair Griffin may have been outshone by a certain Cornish pixie (or pisky, if you're local) with a mooey voice on Fame Academy, going by the name of Alex Parks.
- Her grandmother is the local wise woman and midwife, and she and Nell have innocent dealings with fairies, while impudent piskies moon at passing inhabitants for fun.
- Sal had brought back a pottery pisky from St Ives to thank me for cat sitting, but beyond opening it, saying thanks and briefly showing them my latest panorama there was little time for anything else.
Late 19th century: dialect variant of pixie.
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