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stickum

[stik-uh m] /ˈstɪk əm/
noun, Informal.
1.
any adhesive substance.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; stick2 + -um (spelling variant of 'em)
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Examples from the web for stickum
  • There was a stickum on it, and you could stick it around your posterior.
  • Remove leaves and debris from stickum as moths could be beneath these objects.
  • Unfortunately the sticky, stickum stuff has kind of done a job on the newspapers through the years.
Word Origin and History for stickum
n.

"glue, paste," 1909, from stick (v.).

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

stickum

noun
  1. Glue; paste; cement
  2. Any viscous fluid; glop, gunk (1909+)

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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