from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mischievous spirit in Irish folklore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fairy that appears in animal form, often large. It appears only to some people.
- n. A convenient storage location or hiding spot created by the arrangement or form of surrounding objects
- v. The act of storing an object in a pooka
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Irish tradition, a spirit or spook in the form of a horse.
Irish púca, from Old Irish, probably from Old English pūca, goblin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Irish púca ("goblin, sprite"). (Wiktionary)
From Hawaiian puka ("hole"). (Wiktionary)