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
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.