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"From old celtic mythology; A fairy spirit in animal form, always very large. The Pooka appears here and there, now and then, to this one and that one. A benign but mischievous creature. Very fond of rum pots, crack pots, and how are you Mr. Wilson?"
-Harvey, 1950
"Oh you can't miss him Mrs. Chumley. He's a Pooka"
"A Pooka? Is that something new?
"No no, as I understand it that's something very old"
by PortalMonkey December 11, 2007
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term β€œsecond string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A β€œSecond String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
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A "secret" girlfriend you keep on the side. She's generally of a lower social class and often has home colored hair and a kid.
I think I saw Jimmy with his pooka the other night, but he pretended he didn't know me when I said hi.

"I know you like him, but I think you're just a pooka to him."
by realgirlsguy March 12, 2020
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a miscehvious spirit in the folk tale of the Irish
Damn man, I got high last night and saw a POOKA!!!!
by Whatever doc September 01, 2003
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A racial slur that can be used to broadly define ethnicities other than yourself. Usually used to describe a fat or slothful peoples lacking modesty and basic hygiene
"There are too many damn pookas on this damn beach"

Daughter: "Mommy can I go to my friend Jean's house?"
Mother: "No no honey, we don't associate with Pookas because we want you to grow up to be successful."
by urbanSLug November 08, 2010
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someone is so cute you just wanna eat them up
by cprice1 November 04, 2013
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an imaginary friend

The Pooka can only be seen and heard by its owner.
by Anonymous August 29, 2003
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