adjective, stick·i·er, stick·i·est.
noun, plural stick·ies.
- stickup man,
- sticky blood,
- sticky bun,
- sticky end,
- sticky fingers,
- sticky note
Origin of sticky
Examples from the Web for sticky
Paddle8 already has a “sticky collector base who are addicted to the site,” he says.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is equally desirous of Levine, as animalistic and eager to consume him while sticky with sanguine fluid.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That was cold, and I was covered in sticky blood in winter in England, on a castle wall.Life After Deaths: Sean Bean on 'Game of Thrones' Paternity and 'Legends'|Jason Lynch|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each of them was coated in something resembling a gray, sticky batter.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Somebody could be giving us a drink instead of a sticky carburetor.The Federal Government Has Violated My Right to Chainsaw|P. J. O’Rourke|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sticky, but efficacious, and sucked a chocolate all the time, to make my voice thick.A Houseful of Girls|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The ideal night for this is the evening after a hot, sticky day in late summer, the sky overcast and dark but not foggy.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work|Mary Rogers Miller
Sticky and unpleasant-smelling table appointments quickly result from neglected towels and dishcloths.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
To add to his troubles, one child always had a sticky face; and that child would always be the most affectionate.Three Men on the Bummel|Jerome K. Jerome
I'm not going to be so silly as to feed a wet, sticky Paddock.The Scottish Fairy Book|Elizabeth W. Grierson
adjective stickier or stickiest
verb stickies, stickying or stickied
noun plural stickies Australian informal
1727, "adhesive," from stick (v.). An Old English word for this was clibbor. First recorded 1864 in the sense of "sentimental;" 1915 with the meaning "difficult." Of weather, "hot and humid," from 1895. Sticky wicket is 1952, from British slang, in reference to cricket.