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Feb. 27th, 2019 | 07:48 am

pawky (PAW-kee) - adj., (N. Brit.) cunning, sly.


With a connotation of a having a sarcastic sense of humor: "Pawky humour is not then just dry humour. It is always pointed, it has a thrust" says one of Wiktionary's citations. Dates from the 17th century, from Scots pawk, trick, of unknown origin.

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