(In Irish mythology) a hobgoblin or sprite able to take on the form of various animals.
- I mean, a banshee, a pooka and leprechauns sure sound strange to me.
- He's a pooka,’ some kind of wise trickster god of, I believe, Irish origin.
- And the magic world of pisreogs and pookas come alive as the teller weaves her magic spell in a place where words are gifts to be given away.
from Irish púca.