prick-eared

[ prik-eerd ]
/ ˈprɪkˌɪərd /

adjective

having the ears upright and pointed: a prick-eared dog.
British.
  1. Informal. (of a man) having the hair cut short.
  2. Archaic. following or sympathetic to the Puritans or Roundheads.
  3. Archaic. priggish.

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Origin of prick-eared

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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