[ stik-er ]
/ ˈstɪk ər /



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)

to place a sticker on.

Nearby words

  1. stick-on,
  2. stick-tight,
  3. stick-to-it-ive,
  4. stick-up,
  5. stickball,
  6. sticker price,
  7. sticker shock,
  8. stickful,
  9. stickhandle,
  10. stickhandler

Origin of sticker

First recorded in 1575–85; stick2 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sticker

British Dictionary definitions for sticker


/ (ˈstɪkə) /


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