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Definition of the noun Pooka

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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

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  1. The act of storing an object in a pooka


Pooka was the former songwriting duo of UK guitarists/vocalists Sharon Lewis and Natasha Jones. They took their name from Púca, a mythical Irish goblin with an uneven temper.


  1. "Pooka" is a musical album of Lars Horntveth.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  2. "Pooka" is a musical album of Pooka.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  3. "Pooka" is a musical album of Whisky Trail.
    • released in (29 years ago)


"Pooka" is a 2010 short animation comedy written and directed by Maurey Loeffler.


Pooka is the name Anastasia gives her furry little guardian angel when he helps her decide which road to take at the crossroads of her life. He protects his mistress and guards her with a passion against the dangers of Rasputin and takes an immediate liking to Vladimir.

  • also known as Prince Pooka
  • in the film "Anastasia"

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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 previewGermany (1833)

by Thomas Keightley

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

Google preview150 Great Books (1986)

Synopses, Quizzes, and Tests for Independent Reading by Bonnie A. Helms

A pooka is a spirit which has taken animal form. 13. Harvey remains with Elwood throughout the entire action of the play.

Google previewNew Exegesis of Shakespeare (1859)

Interpretation of His Principal Characters and Plays on the Principle of Races. With Diss. on the Witches of Macbeth, (enz.).

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, andguarding usually a hidden treasure — aptly ...

Google previewThe Fairy Mythology (1833)

Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries by Thomas Keightley

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

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 National Magazine (1859)

by John Saunders, Westland Marston

The Irish Pooka is an aqueous Puck, as has been said ; and there are water-bulls in Scotland, Shetland, and the Isle of Man. Fairy faith seems innocent enough now ; but once it was a dangerous matter to meddle with. Many of the executions ...

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 ; nmru zo-pooka : poolera, -etsa, -eka, -edwa ; polezera, -etsa, -edwa, -eka. [Synonyms — ku-peka, pekesa, to bore into ; ktt- poola, ...

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

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 (2013)

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 previewA Dictionary of Hiberno-English (2006)

The Irish Use of English by Terence Patrick Dolan

piica /'pu:ka/ also pooka n. 1. A sprite; a mischievous and sometimes harmful spirit who can appear in various animal guises (especially as a horse) and ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1895)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

The Irish say, Play the pooka.

Google previewThe Routledge 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 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.) .

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

by Viktorija Briggs

Throat infections, Vaginal discharges Gender: M 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.

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Scrabble value of P3O1O1K5A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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