Pointed-ear (also pointed-ears or pointed-eared) was a racial slur/slang for both Romulans and Vulcans. Elim Garak used the term once, within earshot of several Romulans. (DS9: "Improbable Cause")

In 2267, Greek god Apollo invited Captain James T. Kirk and his officers to join him on the planet Pollux IV. However, he made an exception against the Vulcan first officer Spock and noted his pointed ears. Spock was much like Pan, and Pan had always bored Apollo. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

Doctor McCoy, chief medical officer aboard the USS Enterprise referred to Commander Spock as a "pointed-eared hobgoblin" during one of his many arguments with his shipmate. (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

After Benjamin Sisko told her she would "have made a decent Romulan", Jadzia Dax told him she preferred her Trill spots to pointed ears. (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight")

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