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pinprick (n.)

also pin-prick, 1851, from pin (n.) + prick (n.). Used figuratively of petty irritations from 1885. Earlier pin's prick (1825).

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Definitions of pinprick from WordNet

pinprick (n.)
a minor annoyance;
pinprick (n.)
small puncture (as if made by a pin);
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