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sticker

[stik-er] /ˈstɪk ər/
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
1575-1585
1575-85; stick2 + -er1
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Examples from the web for sticker
  • 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.
  • Affiliation, of course, means more than a sticker in the window.
  • If you want the raw sequence data, and are willing to put your own labor hours into it, you can get it for a lower sticker price.
  • And that's more tangible good than a shiny gold sticker any day.
  • Of course, orders this big enjoy substantial, undisclosed discounts from the sticker price.
  • It's not the kind of thing you can put on a bumper sticker, either.
  • One might suspect that production costs vary enough to justify different sticker prices.
British Dictionary definitions for sticker

sticker

/ˈstɪkə/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for sticker
n.

"gummed adhesive label," 1871, from stick (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for sticker

sticker

Related Terms

frog-sticker


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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