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stickler

[ stik-ler ]
/ ˈstɪk lər /
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noun

a person who insists on something unyieldingly (usually followed by for): a stickler for ceremony.
any puzzling or difficult problem.

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Origin of stickler

First recorded in 1530–40; stickle + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for stickler

stickler
/ (ˈstɪklə) /

noun

(usually foll by for) a person who makes insistent demandsa stickler for accuracy
a problem or puzzlethe investigation proved to be a stickler
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