Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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POOKY, n. Also puki.

1. A very young baby, an infant (Sh. 1878 E.D.D., ‡Sh. 1966); “an infant dying unbaptized; an unbaptized infant” (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), puki).

2. A corpulent person, a tubby little man (Sh. 1878 E.D.D.).

[O. Norw. púki, an imp.]

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"Pooky n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 15 May 2021 <>



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