prick-eared

/prik"eard'/, adj.
1. having the ears upright and pointed: a prick-eared dog.
2. Brit.
a. Informal. (of a man) having the hair cut short.
b. Archaic. following or sympathetic to the Puritans or Roundheads.
c. Archaic. priggish.
[1375-1425; late ME]

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