The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pawky \Paw"ky\, a. [Cf. AS. p[ae]cean to deceive.]
Arch; cunning; sly. [Scot.]
a. (context Scotland northern British English) shrewd, sly; often also as characterised by a sarcastic sense of humour.
Usage examples of "pawky".
She was a slight gray-haired woman with pawky blue eyes that made nothing of his extra inches of height.
After a lifetime in the pawky corridors of the Moon, Yoke couldn't get over the oceanic dimensions of Earth's atmosphere.
When I first met him I had been amused by his pawky humor but two years later, by the day Art died, I was heartily sick of his thunderous moods, his roughness, and his vile temper.