Definition of prinkle in US English:

prinkle

noun

Scottish, North
  • A young saithe or coalfish, Pollachius virens.

verb

  • 1no object To have or cause a pricking sensation, like the feeling of ‘pins and needles’; to prickle, tingle. Scottish.

  • 2no object To twinkle, sparkle. Chiefly Scottish and English regional.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Peter Buchan (1790–1854), folk-song collector, historian, and publisher. Origin unknown<br>early 18th century; earliest use found in John Kelly (c1684–1751), writer. Probably a variant of prickle with infixed -n-; compare later pringle.

Pronunciation

prinkle

/ˈprɪŋk(ə)l/