noun Informal.
any adhesive substance.

1905–10; stick2 + -um (spelling variant of 'em) Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

"glue, paste," 1909, from stick (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang Dictionary

stickum definition

  1. n.
    glue. : Put some stickum on this paper and paste it up where it can be seen.
  2. n.
    any thick and sticky substance, especially hair dressing. (See also slickum.) : He uses too much stickum on his hair.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
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.
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