Origin of billposter

First recorded in 1860–65; bill1 + poster1
Also called bill·stick·er [bil-stik-er] /ˈbɪlˌstɪk ər/.
Related formsbill·post·ing, bill·stick·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bill-sticking

Historical Examples of bill-sticking

  • I say there isn't any work more honorable than bill-sticking.

  • He was a Transome's man, come to see after the bill-sticking in Transome's interest.

  • He's a man in the bill-sticking business and he owns to a grievance against the person we know.

    Dark Hollow

    Anna Katherine Green

  • I embraced the opportunity of asking how many divisions the art and mystery of bill-sticking comprised?

    Reprinted Pieces

    Charles Dickens

  • The bill-sticking clause was got into the Police Act by a member of Parliament that employed me at his election.

    Reprinted Pieces

    Charles Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for bill-sticking



  1. a person who is employed to stick advertising posters to walls, fences, etc
Derived Formsbillposting or billsticking, noun
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