Definition of Pawky

1. Adjective. Cunning and sly. "The pawky rich old lady who incessantly scores off her parasitical descendants"




Definition of Pawky

1. a. Arch; cunning; sly.

Definition of Pawky

1. Adjective. (Scotland northern British) Shrewd, sly; often also as characterised by a sarcastic sense of humour. ¹

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Definition of Pawky

1. sly [adj PAWKIER, PAWKIEST] : PAWKILY [adv] - See also: sly

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pawky

pawawing
pawaws
pawed
pawer
pawers
pawful
pawfuls
pawing
pawk
pawkier
pawkiest
pawkily
pawkiness
pawkinesses
pawks
pawky (current term)
pawl
pawled
pawless
pawling
pawls
pawn
pawn off
pawn ticket
pawnable
pawnage
pawnages
pawnbroker
pawnbroker's shop
pawnbrokers

Literary usage of Pawky

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1. Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song by Robert Hartley Cromek, Allan Cunningham, William Gillespie (1880)
"An' she coost aff her high heel'd shoon, Laced down wi' thread o' siller; O maiden, kilt your kirtle high, Quo' the young pawky miller. ..."

2. English Hymns: Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1886)
"Under different conditions Cowper's humor would have been of that same "pawky," suddenly-original kind. Witness " John Gilpin " and these words (in " Elia's ..."

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