American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mischievous sprite in English folklore.
- n. The satellite of Uranus that is tenth in distance from the planet.
- From puck ("mischievous spirit"), 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 pūki (dialectal Swedish puke, "devil"), Middle Low German spōk, spūk ("apparition, ghost"), German Spuk ("a haunting"). More at spook. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English pouke, goblin, from Old English pūca. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Explanations, when necessary, are best given in the course of a scene --- such as when Sister Grace explains to the fire department that when the pixie said it was 'Puck' that set off the fire alarm that 'Puck' is a title and not a name.”
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“I saw a similar character in Puck, on one of the MTV shows.”
“Puck is the dad and he wants to take care of the baby cuz his own father walked out on him.”
“Will plays the back-up goalie on the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team in Puck You, Commie”
“In other good news, Wolfgang Puck is putting the kibosh on foie gras and generally getting a little more down with the Humane Society.”
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“You see, she fell hard for Mr. Hamman's rappin 'Puck last May.”
“The choreography of the key dances of physical comedy was, quite simply, amazing, and Brian Hamman is the lord of such dances (as anyone who has seen his rappin 'Puck can attest).”
“[N | R] [a | o] t [a | o] mundus Puck is nothing compared to these guys.”
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