[ prik-ee ]
/ ˈprɪk i /

adjective, prick·i·er, prick·i·est.

Origin of pricky

First recorded in 1540–50; prick + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pricky

  • 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