Definition of Pooka
1. Noun. A fairy that appears in animal form, often large. It appears only to some people. ¹
2. Noun. A convenient storage location or hiding spot created by the arrangement or form of surrounding objects ¹
3. Verb. The act of storing an object in a pooka ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Pooka
1. a malevolent goblin [n -S]
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Literary usage of Pooka
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Tour in Ireland;: With Meditations and Reflections. by James Johnson (1844)
"These, and many others, are the feats of the NIGHTMARE—and these are the identical pranks which the pooka, the KELPIE, and other mischievous imps are ..."
2. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Douglas Hyde, Charles Welsh, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"THE KILDARE pooka. From ' Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts.' Mr. HE , when he was alive, used to live a good deal in Dublin, and he was once a great ..."
3. Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society by County Kildare Archaeological Society (1902)
"pooka, they say, spits on them, said Daly, and makes them bad on All Hallow ... There was a boy putting out horses one evening, and begor, the pooka met him ..."
4. Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts by Patrick Kennedy (1866)
"The reader will find the character and habits of the pooka illustrated in different ... THE pooka OF MURROE. The unfortunate hero of this narrative was ..."
5. Wild Sports of the West: With Legendary Tales, and Local Sketches by William Hamilton Maxwell (1843)
"The pooka—Description and use.—Pike and Trout—Their size. — Perch—Their fecundity.—Trout destroyed.—Greater Lakes described. ..."
6. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. by Samuel Carter Hall (1841)
"It was, ye see, sir, my cousin, Jerry Deasy, that done the pooka ; and that's ... Off went the pooka like shot—for the pooka it was surely—up hill and down ..."