The definition of pawky is someone shrewd or sly, or someone with a good sense of humor or something that shows a good sense of humor.
A cunning individual who was able to use humor to convince their parent to do something they didn't want to do is an example of someone who would be described as pawky.
Shrewd and cunning, often in a humorous manner.
(chiefly brit.) Shrewd and witty; humorously crafty.
Origin of pawky
- From English dialectal pawk a trick
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From pawk + -y.