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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Origin and Etymology of pokerish

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


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