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pavonia
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Pawky definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PAWK'Y, a. Arch; cunning. [Local.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: cunning and sly; "the pawky rich old lady who incessantly scores off her parasitical descendants"- Punch

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: obsolete English dialect pawk trick Date: 1676 chiefly British artfully shrewd ; canny

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (pawkier, pawkiest) Sc. & dial. 1 drily humorous. 2 shrewd. Derivatives: pawkily adv. pawkiness n. Etymology: Sc. & N.Engl. dial. pawk trick, of unkn. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pawky Paw"ky, a. [Cf. AS. p[ae]cean to deceive.] Arch; cunning; sly. [Scot.] --Jamieson.

Moby Thesaurus

Byzantine, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, arch, artful, astute, cagey, calculating, canny, careful, cautious, circumspect, clever, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, deliberate, designing, devious, difficult, diplomatic, discreet, feline, finical, finicking, finicky, finikin, foxy, fuss-budgety, fussy, gingerly, guarded, guileful, hard to please, heedful, hesitant, ingenious, insidious, inventive, judicious, knowing, leaving out nothing, mindful, noncommittal, on guard, overlooking no possibility, pernickety, persnickety, politic, prudent, queasy, ready, regardful, resourceful, safe, scheming, serpentine, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, slow to act, sly, smooth, snaky, sneaky, sophistical, squeamish, stealthy, strategic, subtile, subtle, supple, tactical, tentative, thorough, trickish, tricksy, tricky, unadventurous, uncommunicative, undaring, unenterprising, unprecipitate, vulpine, wary, wily




 


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