Pointy



[poin-tee] /ˈpɔɪn ti/

adjective, pointier, pointiest.
1.
having a comparatively sharp :
The elf had pointy little ears.
/ˈpɔɪntɪ/
adjective pointier, pointiest
1.
having a sharp point or points; pointed
adj.

1640s, from point (n.) + -y (2). Insult pointy-head for one deemed overly intellectual, attested by 1971, was popularized, if not coined, by U.S. politician George Wallace in his 1972 presidential run.

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