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sticker

[stik-er] /ˈstɪk ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that sticks.
2.
an adhesive label.
3.
Informal. sticker price.
4.
something, as a problem or riddle, that puzzles or nonpluses one.
5.
Slang. a knife, especially one used as a weapon by a criminal.
6.
a worker who kills animals in a slaughterhouse by piercing the jugular vein with a pointed instrument.
7.
a bur, thorn, or the like.
adjective
8.
of or relating to the sticker price of an automobile:
Customers are experiencing sticker shock at the high price of new cars.
verb (used with object)
9.
to place a sticker on.
Origin of sticker
1575-1585
1575-85; stick2 + -er1
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  • Use cold cream jars to keep pepper, allspice, and other spices in, and label with a sticker or a piece of surgeon's plaster.

    Food and Health Anonymous
  • It's not in my line, but I think she's a sticker; I like to see perseverance.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • The saddle and saddle-cloth were innocent of bur or sticker; the back was smooth and unbroken.

  • He's a sticker, that's wot 'e is, and it's my misfortune that 'is mother takes after 'im.

  • I show his drawing of the action--the Southwell sticker action.

British Dictionary definitions for sticker

sticker

/ˈstɪkə/
noun
1.
an adhesive label, poster, or paper
2.
a person or thing that sticks
3.
a persevering or industrious person
4.
something prickly, such as a thorn, that clings to one's clothing, etc
5.
(informal) something that perplexes
6.
(informal) a knife used for stabbing or piercing
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Word Origin and History for sticker
n.

"gummed adhesive label," 1871, from stick (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for sticker

sticker

Related Terms

frog-sticker

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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