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pointy

[poin-tee] /ˈpɔɪn ti/
adjective, pointier, pointiest.
1.
having a comparatively sharp point:
The elf had pointy little ears.
Origin of pointy
1635-1645
1635-45; point + -y1
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pointy

/ˈpɔɪntɪ/
adjective pointier, pointiest
1.
having a sharp point or points; pointed
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adj.

1640s, from point (n.) + -y (2). Insult pointy-head for one deemed overly intellectual, attested by 1971, was popularized, if not coined, by U.S. politician George Wallace in his 1972 presidential run.

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