Definition of prick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪk//
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  1. 1(taboo, slang) a penis
  2. 2(taboo, slang) an offensive word for a stupid or unpleasant man Don't be such a prick!
  3. 3an act of making a very small hole in something with a sharp point I'm going to give your finger a little prick with this needle.
  4. 4a slight pain caused by a sharp point or something that feels like a sharp point You will feel a tiny prick in your arm. (figurative) He could feel the hot prick of tears in his eyes. She felt the prick of conscience.
  5. Word OriginOld English pricca (noun), prician (verb), probably of West Germanic origin and related to Low German and Dutch prik (noun), prikken (verb).
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