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Language: Old English
Origin: prica

prick

2 noun
     
prick2 [countable]
1

person

spoken not polite a very offensive word for a stupid unpleasant man
2

sex organ

informal not polite a penis
3

point entering

a) a slight pain you get when something sharp goes into your skin:
I didn't feel the prick of the needle.
b) British English an act of pricking something:
Give the sausages a prick.
pinprick
4

emotion

a sudden slight feeling you get when you are unhappy about something
She felt a prick of resentment when she saw them together.
5

prick of conscience

an uncomfortable feeling that you have done something wrong

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