Main definitions of pooka in English

: pooka1pooka2

pooka1

noun

  • (in Irish mythology) a hobgoblin or sprite able to take on the form of various animals.

    • ‘Musicians, storytellers and dancers will assemble for a night of pisogery, pookas and boogie men.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

From Irish púca.

Pronunciation:

pooka

/ˈpuːkə/

Main definitions of pooka in English

: pooka1pooka2

pooka2

noun

  • variant spelling of puka