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stickum

[stik-uh m]
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noun Informal.
  1. any adhesive substance.
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Origin of stickum

1905–10; stick2 + -um (spelling variant of 'em)
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Examples from the Web for stickum

Historical Examples

  • Could be pure accident—some chemical in the stickum spoiled.

    The Plague

    Teddy Keller

  • Harry Donnelle said they melted the stickum with gasoline and that it didn't hurt the leopard much.

    Roy Blakely, Pathfinder

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh


Word Origin and History for stickum

n.

"glue, paste," 1909, from stick (v.).

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