Pokerish \Pok"er*ish\, a. Stiff like a poker. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Pokerish — Pok er*ish, a. Infested by pokers; adapted to excite fear; as, a pokerish place. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] There is something pokerish about a deserted dwelling. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pokerish — ˈpōk(ə)rish adjective Etymology: from archaic English poker hobgoblin (probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian pokker devil, Old Norse pūki) + ish more at puck archaic : that elicits a vague fear, dread, or awe : eerie …   Useful english dictionary

  • pokerish — adjective a) unsafe, dangerous b) nervous, uneasy …   Wiktionary

  • pokerish — pok·er·ish …   English syllables

  • Demon — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Demon >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 demon demon demonry demonology Sgm: N 1 evil genius evil genius fiend familiar daeva devil Sgm: N 1 bad spirit bad spirit unclean spirit …   English dictionary for students

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