prick-eared

prick-eared

[prik-eerd]
adjective
1.
having the ears upright and pointed: a prick-eared dog.
2.
British.
a.
Informal. (of a man) having the hair cut short.
b.
Archaic. following or sympathetic to the Puritans or Roundheads.
c.
Archaic. priggish.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English

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