Definition of pricklouse in English:

pricklouse

noun

historical, archaic
  • A tailor. Usually as a term of derision or contempt.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in William Dunbar (?1460–?1530), poet and courtier. From prick + louse.

Pronunciation

pricklouse

/ˈprɪklaʊs/