stickup

or stick-up

[stik-uhp]

noun Informal.

a holdup; robbery.

Nearby words

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

Origin of stickup

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

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