noun (1)
\ ˈpək How to pronounce puck (audio) \

Definition of puck

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : an evil spirit : demon
2 : a mischievous sprite : hobgoblin specifically, capitalized : robin goodfellow


noun (2)

Definition of puck (Entry 2 of 2)

: a vulcanized rubber disk used in ice hockey

First Known Use of puck

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for puck

Noun (1)

Middle English puke, from Old English pūca; akin to Old Norse pūki devil

Noun (2)

English dialect puck to poke, hit, probably from Irish poc butt, stroke in hurling, literally, buck (male deer)

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“Puck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puck. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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Kids Definition of puck

: a rubber disk used in hockey

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