puckish

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After Puck, a mischievous fairy in English folklore who is also a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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puckish (comparative more puckish, superlative most puckish)

  1. mischievous; excessively playful.
    • Wolfowitz spoke softly to Yasa, who evidently had no idea who he was but responded with a puckish smile. - The New Yorker, The Next Crusade by John Cassidy, 09/04/2007 [1]

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