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point +‎ -y


pointy (comparative pointier, superlative pointiest)

  1. (informal) Pointed in shape; having a point or points.
  2. (programming) In the Raku programming language: being a block or subroutine that acts as a closure accepting a list of parameters (denoted by the pointed arrow symbol ->).
    a pointy sub; a pointy block



pointy (plural pointies)

  1. (informal) Any pointed object.
    • 2012, Lou Rain, Family Effects (page 298)
      Even though Skylar has never had a seizure to my knowledge since the incident in school, she still sees the things she likes to call pointies, just not as many as before, since she started taking the valproic acid, but still there's a few.
    • 2013, Jennifer Byrne, The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom (page 154)
      Plus, it's likely she will bite you the first few times you try messing with her mouth, so why not get those bites out of the way before the sharp pointies come in?



  • IPA(key): /ˈpwɛn.tɨ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛntɨ
  • Syllabification: poin‧ty


pointy f or f pl

  1. genitive singular of pointa
  2. nominative plural of pointa
  3. accusative plural of pointa
  4. vocative plural of pointa