- a person or thing that sticks.
- an adhesive label.
- Informal. sticker price.
- something, as a problem or riddle, that puzzles or nonpluses one.
- Slang. a knife, especially one used as a weapon by a criminal.
- a worker who kills animals in a slaughterhouse by piercing the jugular vein with a pointed instrument.
- a bur, thorn, or the like.
- of or relating to the sticker price of an automobile: Customers are experiencing sticker shock at the high price of new cars.
- to place a sticker on.
Origin of sticker
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Examples from the Web for sticker
Bored, she dropped the sticker, and another child picked it up and copied her.
She picked up a corner of a cyan-blue UNICEF sticker and stuck it over her mouth.
The comic in the middle has a 9.0 sticker on the top left corner and a note that says “WHITE pages.”The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con
October 14, 2014
A sticker on her chest read “some Ugandans are gay, get over it.”Ugandan Gays Risk All in Pride March
August 9, 2014
So, for example, Nissan this year cut the sticker price of the Leaf to $28,000—a reduction of $6,400, or 18 percent.Are We at the Electric Car’s Tipping Point?
June 1, 2013
It's not in my line, but I think she's a sticker; I like to see perseverance.Beyond
He's a sticker, that's wot 'e is, and it's my misfortune that 'is mother takes after 'im.At Sunwich Port, Complete
It is this waiting so patiently that gives him his name of "sticker."
This is also true of the office-beggar, or "sticker," as he calls himself.
We expressed the hope that Bella Donna would prove a sticker.Neighbours
- an adhesive label, poster, or paper
- a person or thing that sticks
- a persevering or industrious person
- something prickly, such as a thorn, that clings to one's clothing, etc
- informal something that perplexes
- informal a knife used for stabbing or piercing
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Word Origin and History for sticker
"gummed adhesive label," 1871, from stick (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper