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puckish

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We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.
Walter Savage Landor
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English

Etymology

After Puck, a mischievous fairy in English folklore who is also a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. mischievous; excessively playful

Quotations

  • Wolfowitz spoke softly to Yasa, who evidently had no idea who he was but responded with a puckish smile. - The New Yorker, The Next Crusade by John Cassidy, 09/04/2007 [1]

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