[stik-uh m]

noun Informal.

any adhesive substance.

Nearby words

  1. stickpin,
  2. sticks,
  3. stickseed,
  4. sticktight,
  5. sticktoitiveness,
  6. stickup,
  7. stickup man,
  8. stickweed,
  9. stickwork,
  10. sticky

Origin of stickum

1905–10; stick2 + -um (spelling variant of 'em) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stickum

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

    Roy Blakely, Pathfinder|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Could be pure accident—some chemical in the stickum spoiled.

    The Plague|Teddy Keller

Word Origin and History for stickum



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper