- a person or thing that sticks.
- an adhesive label.
- Informal. sticker price.
- something, as a problem or riddle, that puzzles or nonpluses one.
- Slang. a knife, especially one used as a weapon by a criminal.
- a worker who kills animals in a slaughterhouse by piercing the jugular vein with a pointed instrument.
- a bur, thorn, or the like.
- of or relating to the sticker price of an automobile: Customers are experiencing sticker shock at the high price of new cars.
- to place a sticker on.
Origin of sticker
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Related Wordsstamp, characterize, tag, identify, specify, define, classify, designate, fix, reduce, value, cost, estimate, appraise, tally, call, name, class, sticker, evaluate
Examples from the Web for stickering
I joke that I started as a kid revising the encyclopedia by stickering the one my mother bought.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
- 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 stickering
"gummed adhesive label," 1871, from stick (v.).
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