[ stik-uhp ]
/ ˈstɪkˌʌp /
a holdup; robbery.
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Origin of stickup
First recorded in 1855–60; noun use of verb phrase stick up
Words nearby stickup
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Example sentences from the Web for stickup
Anderson, the stickup youth who operated extensively on the north side, choosing women for his victims, is but 23 years old.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World|Clifton R. Wooldridge
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