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stickup

or stick-up

[stik-uhp]
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noun Informal.
  1. a holdup; robbery.
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Origin of stickup

First recorded in 1855–60; noun use of verb phrase stick up
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Related Words

robberycrimetheftstealingburglarymugging

Examples from the Web for stickup

Historical Examples

  • Luis grunted with satisfaction—this might be only a stickup, but he was getting action faster than he'd expected.

    Forget Me Nearly

    Floyd L. Wallace

  • Anderson, the stickup youth who operated extensively on the north side, choosing women for his victims, is but 23 years old.