pokerish

adjective
pok·​er·​ish | \ ˈpōk(ə)rish \

Definition of pokerish

archaic
: that elicits a vague fear, dread, or awe : eerie there is something pokerish about a deserted dwelling, even in broad daylight— J. R. Lowell

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History and Etymology for pokerish

from archaic English poker hobgoblin (probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian pokker devil, Old Norse pūki) + -ish

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“Pokerish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pokerish. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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