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stickit

[stik-it]
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adjective Scot.
  1. (of a task or product) imperfect; ruined.
  2. (of a person) unsuccessful, especially in a chosen occupation.
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Origin of stickit

1780–90; variant of sticked. See stick2, -ed2
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Examples from the Web for stickit

Historical Examples

  • I ken weel ye could name the mon that stickit the knife in her throat.

    Rim o' the World

    B. M. Bower

  • I will take a solitary story from Mr. Crockett's 'Stickit Minister.'

    My Contemporaries In Fiction

    David Christie Murray

  • It is quite true that almost all critics who are worth their salt are "stickit" artists.

    Play-Making

    William Archer

  • But surely he does not want to be known as "The Stickit Minister."

  • Then the auld ass made anither out of a broken canoe paddle, and stickit the thing up in my cook-shed!