paw·​ky ˈpȯ-kē How to pronounce pawky (audio)
chiefly British
: artfully shrewd : canny

Word History


obsolete English dialect pawk trick

First Known Use

circa 1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pawky was circa 1640

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“Pawky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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