- an obnoxious or contemptible person.
verb (used with object)
- to lame (a horse) by driving a nail improperly into its hoof.
- to nick: to prick a horse's tail.
verb (used without object)
Idioms for prick
Origin of prick
OTHER WORDS FROM prickprick·er, nounprick·ing·ly, adverbun·pricked, adjective
Words nearby prick
Example sentences from the Web for pricker
When we had had Pricker for some weeks, we received a present of a second hedgehog.
Finally, when no more can fall in, piece after piece is jambed in by a pricker, and the cask is bunged up.Peter the Whaler|W.H.G. Kingston
So that we felt quite easy about the safety of Pricker and his comrade.
"It is only Prim, Prig, and Pricker making sport," replied the servant.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
"Very well," said Dick, still poking the touch-hole, and examining the point of the pricker as he withdrew it.Handy Andy, Volume One|Samuel Lover
British Dictionary definitions for pricker (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for pricker (2 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
- to make (a small hole) in (something) by piercing lightly with a sharp point
- to wound in this manner