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(in Irish mythology) a hobgoblin or sprite able to take on the form of various animals.
- ‘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.’
- ‘He's a pooka,’ some kind of wise trickster god of, I believe, Irish origin.’
- ‘I mean, a banshee, a pooka and leprechauns sure sound strange to me.’
- ‘Musicians, storytellers and dancers will assemble for a night of pisogery, pookas and boogie men.’
From Irish púca.
- variant spelling of puka
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.