AskDefine | Define pinprick

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1 a minor annoyance
2 small puncture (as if made by a pin)

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. An insignificant puncture made by a pin or similar point
  2. A mildly annoying wound or damage

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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