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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A pet name.
    • 1959, John Updike, The same door: short stories:
      Actually, he didn't act at all drunk. He was like a happy husband in the movies. He called Thelma his little pookie-pie and kissed her on the mouth.
    • 2003, Kenneth J. Brant, Mind Pack
      “But my Pookie is so sick, I just couldn't wait any longer. I'm so worried, Doctor,” the woman interrupted.
    • 2004, M. E. Randolph, Just in Case
      “I just call him my Pookie.” She seemed uncomfortable as she moved away from me and slid to the couch.
    • 2005, Kasey Michaels, Stuck In Shangri-La
      "Have you seen my Pookie-bear?" Cameron continued up the steps to the porch, holding on to the large cardboard box by its built-in handles.