What does PUCK mean?

Definitions for PUCKpʌk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Puck, Robin Goodfellow(noun)

    a mischievous sprite of English folklore

  2. puck, hockey puck(noun)

    a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey


  1. Puck(ProperNoun)

    a mischievous sprite in Celtic mythology and English folklore.

  2. Puck(ProperNoun)

    One of the satellites of the planet Uranus

  3. Origin: From puke, from puca, from pūkô, from (s)pāug(')-. Cognate with púki, spok, spuk, Spuk. More at spook.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puck(noun)

    a celebrated fairy, "the merry wanderer of the night;" -- called also Robin Goodfellow, Friar Rush, Pug, etc

  2. Puck(noun)

    the goatsucker

  3. Origin: [OE. pouke; cf. OSw. puke, Icel. pki an evil demon, W. pwca a hobgoblin. Cf. Poker a bugbear, Pug.]


  1. Puck

    In English folklore, Puck is a mythological Fairy or mischievous nature sprite. Puck is also a generalised personification of land spirits. In more recent times, the figure of Robin Goodfellow is identified as a puck. The Old English puca is a kind of half-tamed woodland sprite, leading folk astray with echoes and lights in nighttime woodlands, or coming into the farmstead and souring milk in the churn. Since, if you "speak of the Devil" he will appear, Puck's euphemistic "disguised" name is "Robin Goodfellow" or "Hobgoblin", in which "Hob" may substitute for "Rob" or may simply refer to the "goblin of the hearth" or hob. The name Robin is Middle English in origin, deriving from Old French Robin, the pet form for the name Robert. The earliest reference to "Robin Goodfellow" cited by the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1531. After Meyerbeer's successful opera Robert le Diable, neo-medievalists and occultists began to apply the name Robin Goodfellow to the Devil, with appropriately extravagant imagery.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Puck

    puk, n. a goblin or mischievous sprite: a merry fairy in Midsummer Night's Dream.—adj. Puck′ish. [M. E. pouke—Celt., as Ir. puca, W. pwca, bwg; conn. with Ice. púki. Cf. Pug, Bug.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Puck

    a tricky, mischievous fairy, identified with Robin Goodfellow, and sometimes confounded with a house spirit, propitiated by kind words and the liberty of the cream-bowl.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PUCK in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PUCK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bobby Clarke:

    We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.

  2. Wayne Gretzky:

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.

  3. Brett Hull:

    My dad looked at me and said 'Robert, when you can shoot the puck like that you can play in this league,'.

  4. Evgeni Malkin:

    I feel pretty good, but I can play better, i need more confidence. Shoot the puck more, play with the puck, work hard and the goals and points will come.

  5. Dean Petkanas:

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