[ prik-ee ]
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adjective,prick·i·er, prick·i·est.

Origin of pricky

First recorded in 1540–50; prick + -y1

Words Nearby pricky Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pricky in a sentence

  • 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