1 insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous [syn: asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB]
4 the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick" [syn: pricking]
1 make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample" [syn: prickle]
4 prod or urge as if with a log stick [syn: goad]
5 cause a prickling sensation [syn: prickle]
6 to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
- Rhymes: -ɪk
- Danish: prik
Etymology 2From prikken, from prician
- To pierce or puncture.
- John hardly felt the needle prick his arm when the adept nurse drew blood at his physical.
- transitive figurative 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)
- 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.
- Sista bokstaven i det svenska alfabetet är "ö", det vill säga ett "o" med två prickar över.
- 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.
- Det var en riktigt trevlig prick, det där.
Usage notesIn the sense of "person", it is mainly used in conjunction with the adjectives rolig (funny) or trevlig (nice).
- mitt i prick - right on the spot
Prick can refer to:
- Prick (album), an album by the rock band The Melvins
- A band or a self-titled album by an industrial rock project led by Kevin McMahon (musician)
- "Prick", a single by the Australian band Something for Kate
- Prick can be a slang term for a penis
- Prick (often prefixed with "Grade A") can be used as a crude insult for an overtly malicious person
- "Prick" may refer to Fingerprick, the act of creating a small wound on one's finger to extract or test blood
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