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Definition of "prick" []

  • The act of piercing or pricking. (noun)
  • The sensation of being pierced or pricked. (noun)
  • A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse. (noun)
  • A small, sharp, local pain, such as that made by a needle or bee sting. (noun)
  • A small mark or puncture made by a pointed object. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prick" in a sentence
  • "I don't think this prick is a true Georgian if he didn't have a gun in his home."
  • "Ms. Bush thinks its OK to use the word "prick" in a email, imagine if a man used the word "pussy.""
  • "Bush, who started out as a bookkeeper and was eventually promoted to regional sales manager but claims she was passed over for more senior positions because of her gender, said she later was fired for using the word "prick" in an e-mail."