\ ˈpȯin-tē How to pronounce pointy (audio) \
pointier; pointiest

Definition of pointy

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

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wears high heels with very pointy toes even though they kill her feet
Recent Examples on the Web On Halloween 1968, a group of female protesters in black cloaks and pointy hats from a group called WITCH (Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell) took over Wall Street to protest capitalism. Sofia Quaglia, Quartz, "Women are invoking the witch to find their power in a patriarchal society," 31 Oct. 2019 The eighth annual event calls all would-be witches to exchange their brooms for bicycles and decorate them with the most enchanting adornments – skulls, black cats, pointy hats and beyond. Kari Barnett, sun-sentinel.com, "Calling all witches: Brooms become bikes for annual ride," 18 Oct. 2019 With the pointy hat that has been in my trunk for the last 360-something days? Maura Kelly, Marie Claire, "What Men Really Think About Your Sexy Halloween Costume," 29 Oct. 2010 Making the look your own is as easy as hunting down a white dress—and matching pointy-toed pumps, of course. Whitney Perry, Glamour, "The Kylie Jenner Outfits Everyone Can Copy (and Instagram)," 8 Jan. 2020 Her latest take, a pointy-toed suede style in black by Gianvito Rossi, features an 85-millimeter heel height (not too high, not too low). Vogue, "Kate Middleton’s Comfortable Pumps Are the Perfect Work Shoe," 12 Nov. 2019 Kendall dressed up as a fairy dressed in a metallic gold feather dress and pointy ears. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Kendall Jenner Was Spotted With Her Rumored Bae Fai Khadra Again," 5 Nov. 2019 Ever since streaming subscribers laid eyes on those wide eyes and pointy ears, Baby Yoda has seemingly replaced that spot in our hearts once reserved for the porgs of Ahch-To. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Baby Yoda or porgs? Daisy Ridley doesn't hesitate to settle which is cuter," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of pointy

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pointy was in 1644

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13 Feb 2020

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“Pointy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pointy. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pointy

informal : having a somewhat sharp end : ending in a point

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