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stickum

[stik-uh m] /ˈstɪk əm/
noun, Informal.
1.
any adhesive substance.
Origin of stickum
1905-1910
1905-10; stick2 + -um (spelling variant of 'em)
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Examples from the Web for stickum
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  • Could be pure accident—some chemical in the stickum spoiled.

    The Plague Teddy Keller
  • Harry Donnelle said they melted the stickum with gasoline and that it didn't hurt the leopard much.

    Roy Blakely, Pathfinder

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Word Origin and History for stickum
n.

"glue, paste," 1909, from stick (v.).

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

stickum

noun

  1. Glue; paste; cement
  2. Any viscous fluid; glop, gunk (1909+)
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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