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adj. pawk·i·er, pawk·i·est Chiefly British
Shrewd and cunning, often in a humorous manner.

[From English dialectal pawk, a trick.]


adj, pawkier or pawkiest
Scot having or characterized by a dry wit
[C17: from Scottish pawk trick, of unknown origin]
ˈpawkily adv
ˈpawkiness n
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Adj.1.pawky - cunning and sly; "the pawky rich old lady who incessantly scores off her parasitical descendants"- Punch
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"