puck definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from dialect, dialectal puck, to strike, akin to poke
- a mischievous sprite or elf
- Robin Goodfellow: Puck appears as a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Origin: Middle English puke ; from Old English puca, akin to Old Norse puki, devil ; from Indo-European base an unverified form beu-, to blow up, swell from source pout, poke
puck definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Perhaps from dialectal puck, to strike.
- A mischievous sprite in English folklore.
- A satellite of Uranus.
Origin: Middle English pouke, goblin, from Old English pūca.