NounPrick (plural Pricks)
- A small hole or perforation, caused by piercing.
- An indentation or small mark made with a pointed object.
- (obsolete) A dot or other diacritical mark used in writing; a point.
- (obsolete) A tiny particle; a small amount of something; a jot.
- A small pointed object.
- The experience or feeling of being pierced or punctured by a small, sharp object.
- I felt a sharp prick as the nurse took a sample of blood.
- (slang, vulgar) The penis.
- (slang, pejorative) Someone (especially a man or boy) who is unpleasant, rude or annoying.
- (now historical) A small roll of yarn or tobacco.
- (transitive) To pierce or puncture.
- John hardly felt the needle prick his arm when the adept nurse drew blood at his physical.
- (transitive, figuratively) To urge, to spur, to goad, to incite.
- My duty pricks me on to utter that. Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona, ii. 7.
- (nautical, obsolete) To trace a ship’s course on a chart.
- (nautical, obsolete) To run a middle seam through the cloth of a sail. (The Universal Dictionary of the English Language, 1896)
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Old English prica, from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with West Frisian prik (“small hole”), Dutch prik (“point, small stick”), Icelandic prik (“dot, small stick”). Pejorative context came from prickers, or witch-hunters.
- dot, small spot
- Sista bokstaven i det svenska alfabetet är "ö", det vill säga ett "o" med två prickar över.
- The last letter in the Swedish alphabet is "ö", that is, an "o" with two dots over it.
- guy, person; especially about a particularly nice or funny one
- Det var en riktigt trevlig prick, det där.
- That was a really nice guy, that.
- mitt i prick - right on the spot