pricker

noun

prick·​er ˈpri-kər How to pronounce pricker (audio)
1
: one that pricks
2
a
b
: briar

Examples of pricker in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pricker was in the 14th century

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“Pricker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pricker. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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pricker

noun
prick·​er ˈprik-ər How to pronounce pricker (audio)
1
: one that pricks
2

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