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Webster 1913 Edition


Puck

Puck

,
Noun.
[OE.
pouke
; cf. OSw.
puke
, Icel.
pūki
an evil demon, W.
pwca
a hobgoblin. Cf.
Poker
a bugbear,
Pug
.]
1.
(Mediæval Myth.)
A celebrated fairy, “the merry wanderer of the night;” – called also
Robin Goodfellow
,
Friar Rush
,
Pug
, etc.
Shak.
He meeteth
Puck
, whom most men call
Hobgoblin, and on him doth fall.
Drayton.
2.
(Zool.)
The goatsucker.
[Prov. Eng.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Puck

PUCK

,
Noun.
A demon; a mischievous spirit.

Definition 2022


Puck

Puck

See also: puck

English

Proper noun

Puck

  1. (mythology) a mischievous sprite in Celtic mythology and English folklore.
  2. (astronomy) One of the satellites of the planet Uranus

Translations


German

Etymology

Borrowing from English puck.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʊk

Noun

Puck m (genitive Pucks, plural Pucks)

  1. (ice hockey) puck

puck

puck

See also: Puck

English

Noun

puck (plural pucks)

  1. (ice hockey) A hard rubber disc; any other flat disc meant to be hit across a flat surface in a game.
    • 1886, Boston Daily Globe (28 February), p 2:
      In hockey a flat piece of rubber, say four inches long by three wide and about an inch thick, called a ‘puck’, is used.
  2. (chiefly Canada) An object shaped like a puck.
    • 2004, Art Directors Annual, v 83, Rotovision, p 142:
      He reaches into the urinal and picks up the puck. He then walk over to the sink and replaces a bar of soap with the urinal puck.
  3. (computing) A pointing device with a crosshair.
  4. (hurling, camogie) A penalty shot.
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

From Middle English puke, from Old English pūca (goblin, demon), from Proto-Germanic *pūkô (a goblin, spook), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pāug(')- (brilliance, spectre). Cognate with Old Norse púki (devil) (dialectal Swedish puke), Middle Low German spōk, spūk (apparition, ghost), German Spuk (a haunting). More at spook.

Noun

puck (plural pucks)

  1. A mischievous or hostile spirit.
Synonyms
Derived terms

Swedish

Noun

puck c

  1. puck

Declension

Inflection of puck 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative puck pucken puckar puckarna
Genitive pucks puckens puckars puckarnas