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spiky

[ spahy-kee ]
/ ˈspaɪ ki /
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adjective, spik·i·er, spik·i·est.
having a spike or spikes.
having the form of a spike; spikelike.
acid or peevish in temper or mood; prickly.
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Origin of spiky

First recorded in 1570–80; spike1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM spiky

spik·i·ly, adverbspik·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spiky

spiky
/ (ˈspaɪkɪ) /

adjective spikier or spikiest
resembling a spike
having a spike or spikes
British informal ill-tempered
characterized by violent or aggressive methodsspiky protestors

Derived forms of spiky

spikily, adverbspikiness, noun
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