pawky

adjective
paw·​ky | \ ˈpȯ-kē How to pronounce pawky (audio) \

Definition of pawky

chiefly British
: artfully shrewd : canny

First Known Use of pawky

circa 1640, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pawky

obsolete English dialect pawk trick

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The first known use of pawky was circa 1640

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“Pawky.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pawky. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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