pointy


pointy
/ˈpɔɪnti/ (say 'poyntee)

adjective (pointier, pointiest)
1. being pointed at the end: pointy shoes; a pointy nose.
phrase
2. the pointy end,
a. the first-class section of an aeroplane, nearest to the nose.
b. an elite within a group: the pointy end of the British royal family.
3. at the pointy end, at the moment of engagement or crisis.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • pointy — (adj.) 1640s, from POINT (Cf. point) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Insult pointy head for one deemed overly intellectual, by 1971, popularized, if not coined, by U.S. politician George Wallace in his 1972 presidential run …   Etymology dictionary

  • pointy — [point′ē] adj. pointier, pointiest 1. that comes to a sharp point 2. having many points …   English World dictionary

  • pointy — UK [ˈpɔɪntɪ] / US adjective Word forms pointy : adjective pointy comparative pointier superlative pointiest informal with a point at the end pointy shoes a pointy chin …   English dictionary

  • pointy — [[t]pɔ͟ɪnti[/t]] pointier, pointiest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is pointy has a point at one end. [INFORMAL] ...a pointy little beard. Syn: pointed …   English dictionary

  • pointy — /poyn tee/, adj., pointier, pointiest. having a comparatively sharp point: The elf had pointy little ears. [1635 45; POINT + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pointy — adj. Pointy is used with these nouns: ↑chin, ↑ear, ↑shoe, ↑tooth …   Collocations dictionary

  • pointy — point|y [ pɔınti ] adjective INFORMAL with a point on the end: pointy shoes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pointy — Variation of sharp to be well attired or groomed. My three year old son always looks pointy right after a haircut …   Dictionary of american slang

  • pointy — Variation of sharp to be well attired or groomed. My three year old son always looks pointy right after a haircut …   Dictionary of american slang

  • pointy — adjective (pointier; est) Date: 1644 1. coming to a rather sharp point 2. having parts that stick out sharply here and there …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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