Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ΒΆPLOOKY, n. A slight stroke or blow. Ayr. 1822 Galt Steam-Boat xvi.:
Now and then gie them a plooky on the cheek with a pip or a cherry stane.

[Orig. uncertain. Phs. a conflation of pluck and Pook.]

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