sticker

[stik-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that sticks.
2.
an adhesive label.
3.
Informal. sticker price.
4.
something, as a problem or riddle, that puzzles or nonpluses one.
5.
Slang. a knife, especially one used as a weapon by a criminal.
6.
a worker who kills animals in a slaughterhouse by piercing the jugular vein with a pointed instrument.
7.
a bur, thorn, or the like.
adjective
8.
of or pertaining to the sticker price of an automobile: Customers are experiencing sticker shock at the high price of new cars.
verb (used with object)
9.
to place a sticker on.

Origin:
1575–85; stick2 + -er1

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sticker (ˈstɪkə)
 
n
1.  an adhesive label, poster, or paper
2.  a person or thing that sticks
3.  a persevering or industrious person
4.  something prickly, such as a thorn, that clings to one's clothing, etc
5.  informal something that perplexes
6.  informal a knife used for stabbing or piercing

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sticker
"gummed adhesive label," 1871, from stick (v.).
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Example sentences
We all had a friendly chuckle over it, and for fixing the typo he rewarded us
  with a bumper sticker.
Another interesting point that comments about this often miss is that
  universities don't really charge the sticker price.
These costs are now dropping, he added, but sticker shock remains a drawback.
Government incentives will help ease sticker shock for early adopters of
  electric cars.
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