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pricky

[prik-ee] /ˈprɪk i/
adjective, prickier, prickiest.
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Origin of pricky
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; prick + -y1
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  • She rubbed her hand over his back to push him away and something rough and pricky scratched her.

    Mary Jane--Her Visit

    Clara Ingram Judson
Slang definitions & phrases for pricky

pricky

adjective

Obnoxious; detestable:What a pricky kid/ a prickish man (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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