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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 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 previewGermany (1833)

by Thomas Keightley

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

Google previewThe Fairy Mythology (1828)

Thus Pooka is a devil; ...

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)

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)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

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 previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (1973)

by Eric Partridge, Jacqueline Simpson

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 the Central Nicobarese Language (1975)

by Edward Horace Man

pooka. Gird (v.t.), ndk-ong* yvang.

Google previewIrish-English/English-Irish Easy Reference Dictionary (2000)

by The Educational Company of Ireland

tent ollphuball marquee púCa m4 ghost, hobgoblin, 'pooka' púca na n-adharc public enemy, bugbear púdal m1 poodle Púdar m1 powder púdar bácála baking powder, púdar gunna gunpowder , ...

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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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