- having the ears upright and pointed: a prick-eared dog.
- Informal.(of a man) having the hair cut short.
- Archaic.following or sympathetic to the Puritans or Roundheads.
Origin of prick-eared
late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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Examples from the Web for prick-eared
In a litter of prick-eared, wire-haired puppies Bobby was a "sport."Greyfriars Bobby
He was prick-eared, bright-eyed; he grinned and panted intensely.Lore of Proserpine
The last sort of dogs consisteth of the currish kind meet for many toys, of which the whappet or prick-eared cur is one.Elizabethan England
The pointed, cutting, mocking sentences laugh and dance through his pages like light-toed, prick-eared elves.Landmarks in French Literature
G. Lytton Strachey
Along with their Indian masters ran dogs, prick-eared, fox-like curs, one of which suddenly darted upon Trug.Soldier Rigdale
Beulah Marie Dix