Definition of puckish in English:

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puckish

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌkɪʃ/

adjective

Playful, especially in a mischievous way: a puckish sense of humour
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

puckishly

adverb
Example sentences
  • I once, rather puckishly, asked a drug company to support a conference on ECT and received a scrawled handwritten reply from the head of psychopharmacology saying basically, ‘Are you kidding?’
  • To balance the evening, Tree ends with Li sitting alone on stage, puckishly singing along in Chinese with the old Johnson recording.
  • Perhaps inspired by my glare, he puckishly suggested that I take up making shoes (homonymic with my surname).

puckishness

noun
Example sentences
  • Indian cricket for too long has been defined by a kind of elegant puckishness.
  • He looked at me with that combination of sternness and puckishness which is uniquely his, and said, "I think, in fact, that it is really only about half over."
  • Button’s trademarks were his puckishness and wry humour.

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