Simple Definition of prickly
: having many sharp points
: caused or seeming to be caused by something that has many small, sharp points
: causing a prickly feeling on your skin
Full Definition of prickly
Examples of prickly in a sentence
The plant's leaves are prickly.
<she tried to ignore the feel of the prickly grass against her skin>
First Known Use of prickly
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Definition of prickly for Students
1 : having small sharp points <a prickly cactus>
2 : having or causing slight stinging pain <a prickly sensation> <prickly cold>
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