[ stik-er ]
See synonyms for: stickerstickeredstickeringstickers on

  1. a person or thing that sticks.

  2. an adhesive label.

  1. Informal. sticker price.

  2. something, as a problem or riddle, that puzzles or nonpluses one.

  3. Slang. a knife, especially one used as a weapon by a criminal.

  4. a worker who kills animals in a slaughterhouse by piercing the jugular vein with a pointed instrument.

  5. a bur, thorn, or the like.

  1. 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)
  1. to place a sticker on.

Origin of sticker

First recorded in 1575–85; stick2 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for sticker


/ (ˈstɪkə) /

  1. an adhesive label, poster, or paper

  2. a person or thing that sticks

  1. a persevering or industrious person

  2. something prickly, such as a thorn, that clings to one's clothing, etc

  3. informal something that perplexes

  4. informal a knife used for stabbing or piercing

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