Meaning of PUCK in English

I. ˈpək noun

( -s )

Usage: often capitalized

Etymology: Middle English puke, pouke, from Old English pūca; akin to Frisian puk goblin, Old Norse pūki devil, Norwegian & Swedish dialect puke goblin, and probably to Old English pocc pock — more at pock


a. archaic : an evil or malicious spirit : devil , demon

nor let the puck , nor other evil spirits … fright us — Edmund Spenser

b. : a mischievous or rascally sprite : imp , hobgoblin

2. : a prankish person

was also a puck who loved to disconcert any classification — Ernest Barker

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: alteration of poke (II)

dialect chiefly Britain : poke , strike

III. noun

( -s )

1. dialect chiefly Britain : blow , poke

hit him a puck in the jaw — Liam O'Flaherty


a. : a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter used in the game of ice hockey as the object to be driven through the goals

b. : a disk of resilient material used on a vehicle or a reciprocating machine to absorb shock and vibration

c. : a pressure roller in a magnetic recorder

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.