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stickup

[stik-uhp] /ˈstɪkˌʌp/
noun, Informal.
1.
a holdup; robbery.
Also, stick-up.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; noun use of verb phrase stick up
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British Dictionary definitions for stick-up

stick-up

noun
1.
(slang, mainly US) a robbery at gunpoint; hold-up
verb (adverb)
2.
(transitive) (slang, mainly US) to rob, esp at gunpoint
3.
(informal) (intransitive) foll by for. to support or defend: stick up for oneself
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Slang definitions & phrases for stick-up

stickup

noun
  1. An armed robbery; holdup: a robbery or a ''stick-up'' (1887+)
  2. An armed robber: Mallory looked at the dark stick-up (1905+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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