pointier; pointiest
1
: coming to a rather sharp point
2
: having parts that stick out sharply here and there

Examples of pointy in a Sentence

wears high heels with very pointy toes even though they kill her feet
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Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pointy was in 1644

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“Pointy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pointy. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

pointy

adjective
pointier; pointiest
1
: coming to a rather sharp point
2
: having parts that stick out sharply here and there

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