Definitions

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  • adverb mischievously, over playfully

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  • adverb in an appealing but bold manner

Etymologies

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From puckish + -ly

Examples

  • When she finished describing the poisonous concoction, she grinned and added puckishly, “Why not revive it for MO?”

    A Covert Affair

  • Wags asked puckishly: "She was Kane, but was he Able?"

    When Cotton Wasn't King

  • When she finished describing the poisonous concoction, she grinned and added puckishly, “Why not revive it for MO?”

    A Covert Affair

  • Just for laughs: The puckishly outspoken late-night host Craig Ferguson takes to the stand-up stage for the Comedy Central special Does This Need To Be Said?

    Matt's Guide to Weekend TV: Walking Dead, Case Histories and More!

  • Good-looking, great job, fine education, puckishly amusing and even clever when he put his mind to it, reasonably fit and trim for an office jockey, Noah had all the bona fide credentials for a killer eHarmony profile.

    The Overton Window

  • They also embraced the puckishly sexist slogan coined by Nike, “Chicks Dig the Long Ball.”

    Bad Sports

  • He had spoken of it, puckishly, on many occasions.

    'Ilustrado'

  • They also embraced the puckishly sexist slogan coined by Nike, “Chicks Dig the Long Ball.”

    Bad Sports

  • "We are a poor developing nation," Dr. Reddy said puckishly.

    Ask Dr. Reddy

  • Good-looking, great job, fine education, puckishly amusing and even clever when he put his mind to it, reasonably fit and trim for an office jockey, Noah had all the bona fide credentials for a killer eHarmony profile.

    The Overton Window

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