from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A slight puncture made by or as if by a pin.
  • noun An insignificant wound.
  • noun A minor annoyance.
  • transitive verb To puncture with or as if with a pin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An insignificant puncture made by a pin or similar point.
  • noun A mildly annoying wound or damage.
  • verb transitive To produce a jabbing sensation like a pinprick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small puncture (as if made by a pin)
  • noun a minor annoyance


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From pin + prick.


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