- Informal. (of a man) having the hair cut short.
- Archaic. following or sympathetic to the Puritans or Roundheads.
- Archaic. priggish.
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Origin of prick-eared
Words nearby prick-eared
Example sentences from the Web for prick-eared
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|William Harrison
She ain't all greyhound; but the best man as ever I knew always said there never was a prick-eared one a bad 'un.The Chequers|James Runciman
You are a prick-eared knave; and, if I were not tired and hungry, you should smart for your saucy answers.The Broken Font, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Moyle Sherer
In drop-eared Skyes a low carriage of tail is desirable, but in the prick-eared variety on a level with the back.Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
Along with their Indian masters ran dogs, prick-eared, fox-like curs, one of which suddenly darted upon Trug.Soldier Rigdale|Beulah Marie Dix