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Definition of the noun pooka

What does pooka mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pookas

  1. A fairy that appears in animal form, often large. It appears only to some people.
  2. A convenient storage location or hiding spot created by the arrangement or form of surrounding objects

Definition of the verb pooka

What does pooka mean as a doing word?


  1. The act of storing an object in a pooka


  1. "Pooka" is a musical album of Pooka.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  2. "Pooka" is a musical album of Whisky Trail.
    • released in (29 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for pooka

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Google previewVampire Universe (2006)

The Dark World of Supernatural Beings That Haunt Us, Hunt Us, and Hunger for Us by Jonathan Maberry

The Pooka is a foul-tempered and spiteful spirit that delights in creating mayhem and damage. It tears down fences, upsets carts, breaks windows, scatters livestock, smashes down crops, and kicks holes in walls. The very sight of the Pooka is ...

Google previewBolster's Quarterly Magazine. ... (1826)

Pooka is a malignant sprite which exults in the destruction of the human species. It stands upon the brow of some darkling mountain, and slays with its breath whoever has the rashness to approach the lonely region over which it presides, or it ...

Google previewNew exegesis of Shakespeare (1859)

interpretation of his principal characters and plays on the principle of races by William Shakespeare

The Irish pooka is a like euphonization of " Puck"; and the character — though modified more deeply than the name, into a gloomy, lubberly, mis-shapen creature, skulking in dark recesses, and guarding usually a hidden treasure — aptly ...

Google previewGermany (1833)

by Thomas Keightley

Thus Pooka is a devil; Poul a phooka, the Pooke's hole; Mac, ...

Google previewLincolnshire Notes and Queries (1904)

The Cheval Bayard of the Normans, like the Lincolnshire Shag-foal, and the Irish Pooka is a goblin-horse, a Puck in equine form, who amuses himself by playing a thousand pranks. Bosquet, La Normandie Romanesque et Merv1illeuse, pp.

Google previewAstrology of the Moon

by Amy Herring

A pooka is a mythical creature from Celtic legend, often one as- sociated with the fairy world. They can change shape or disappear and reappear and are not typically malicious, but just like understanding the progressed moon 103.

Google previewQuoth the Maven (2011)

More on Language from William Safire by William Safire

pooka is a Slavic word for English fart (which itself is probably related to Russian veter meaning “wind,” as well as to French petard, said by Partridge (in Origins, ...

Google previewThe Fairy Mythology (1828)

Thus Pooka is a devil; Poul a phooka, the Pooke's hole; Mac, a son ; a ...

Google previewDarcy (2013)

by Whitney Sanderson

The pooka is a shape-shifting horse who lures people onto ...

Google previewThe Dead-watchers, and Other Folk-lore Tales of Westmeath (1891)

by Patrick Bardan

The Pooka is a tricky goat-shaped sprite who haunts wells and taints the fruit.

Google previewPloughing the Clouds (1999)

The Search for Irish Soma by Peter Lamborn Wilson

Like the Banshee and the Leprechaun, the Pooka is a well-known "solitary" type of supernatural creature in Irish folklore, especially in the South. Often nowadays it takes the form of a demonic red-eyed black horse or dog that appears to some ...

Google previewThe Journal of civilization

by Society for the Advancement of Civilization

The Pouke or Pooka means literally the evil one1) playing the puck, a common Anglo-Irish phrase, is equivalent to playing the devil. There are many localities favourite haunts ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore (2009)

by Patricia Monaghan

pooka known from more than one site. It is possible that the number of divinities may have been somewhat smaller if each god had many titles, as the second person of the Christian trinity is known as “Jesus,” “Lord,” “Christ,” “Savior ,” “Son ...

Google previewA Cyclopaedic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language (1892)

Spoken in British Central Africa by David Clement Ruffelle Scott

La-pooka dzina; nda-ku- pooleka dzina langa ; wa-li-pooleza dzina; pronounce one's name. pooka, poodwa ; vmm zo-pooka ; poolera, -etsa, -eka, -edwa ; polezera, -etsa, -edwa, -eka. [Synonyms — ku-peka, pekesa, to bore into; ku- poola, ...

Google previewDictionary of phrase and fable. [A dictionary of English literature] by W.D. Adams, with additions (1885)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, William Davenport Adams

The Irish say, Play the Pooka. Pooka or Pouko is an evil spirit in the form of a wild colt who docs great hurt to benighted travellers. Pleasant {Mrs.), in Tom Killigrew's " Parson's Wedding." Pleasure. 1 1 was Xerxes who offered a reward to any ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Literature, Third Edition

by EPUB 2-3

Author Mary Coyle Chase, whose subsequent plays never came close to equaling the critical orcommercial successof Harvey, originally named this pleasing comedy"The Pooka,"an ancient Celticterm referring toa fairyspiritin animal guise.

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

Puck, and Irish pooka): if the latter, then S.E. until C.19, then coll, after ca 1830, mainly U.S.; ...

Google previewA Witch's Craft Volume 1: Dictionary for a Witch's Grimoire

by Viktorija Briggs

Planet: Mercury Element: Fire Deities: Ceres, Demeter, Dionysus , Hera, Juno, Persephone, Pluto, Saturn, Tammuz, Thor, Venus Pooka: An Irish spirit that is mischievous but not malevolent. Also known in England as Puck.

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

pooka 12.41 pool 23.20 ...

Google previewSiamese-English Dictionary (2009)

by Edward Michell

tuft, crest, aigritte — Щ$Ц tassel ИПН (pooka'n) [ Chin.] small brush for и painting or writing li] full gjk'V) 1Ш 1KB M СИ fpayuee) [ Pali] custom bit —. 1 W\ (poo't) a smell shrub with white scented flowci-з КП flBfl ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Non-Classical Mythology (2005)

by Lewis Spence

Pica, "Pooka" (Irish). A goblin, a mahgnant sprite. Pack (Eng.) . Originally, a common name for a devil From the sixteenth century a proper name denoting a tricksy sprite also called Robin Goodfellow or Hobgoblin. Raiko or Yorimita (Jap.) .

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Scrabble value of P3O1O1K5A1

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