American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having one or more projecting sharp points.
- adj. Grouchy or cross in temperament.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the shape of a spike; having a sharp point or points; spike-like.
- Set with spikes; covered with spikes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Like a spike; spikelike.
- adj. Having a sharp point, or sharp points; furnished or armed with spikes.
- adj. having or as if having especially high-pitched spots
- spike + -y (Wiktionary)
“Note teasing of bangs at crown: lower part of the bang is brushed down across forehead; upper part is brushed upward in spiky faux pompadour.”
““A surface coated in spiky polymer molecules destroys the flu virus at a touch,” Scientific American reported last month.”
“I had to think what you were referring to as the spiky pup, Pineapple Princess?”
“Colleagues recalled her spiky wit and den-mother affection for fellow writers.”
“They say you're not a real person; they say you're a witch; they call us names, "said Runeyi, who wears her hair in short, spiky braids.”
“Dypsis dracaenoides, which resembles another plant known as the spiky dragon tree.”
“Harvey's music started out as a kind of spiky, post-Beefheart blues, but this song finds her taking firm root in the English folk tradition.”
“And for the girls, a story of a "spiky," unstereotypical girl -- a Korean-American martial arts champion who gets sideswiped by hormones and almost loses her way.”
“A quiet word from Carl and I even seen Huw Lewis at his most 'spiky' just fade away.”
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My big word list.
I'm reading books. And there are words and phrases I come upon for the first time, or that are used with usages that are new to me.
So, this is just a plain list of those words. Don't expect ...
words from the cookbook "Nigella Bites" by Nigella Lawson
Words that sound like what they mean, but they're not *technically* onomatopoetic.
(another edit: this list is morphing into something I can't quite describe. But I still like it.)
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