static cling

noun

Definition of static cling

: the tendency of a material (such as fabric) to adhere to another material or surface because of a buildup of static electricity

Examples of static cling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some are made from polypropylene, the plastic that produces static cling; others from silver or copper, which have antimicrobial properties. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Some are made from polypropylene, the plastic that produces static cling; others from silver or copper, which have antimicrobial properties. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Some are made from polypropylene, the plastic that produces static cling; others from silver or copper, which have antimicrobial properties. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Some are made from polypropylene, the plastic that produces static cling; others from silver or copper, which have antimicrobial properties. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Some are made from polypropylene, the plastic that produces static cling; others from silver or copper, which have antimicrobial properties. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Some are made from polypropylene, the plastic that produces static cling; others from silver or copper, which have antimicrobial properties. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Some are made from polypropylene, the plastic that produces static cling; others from silver or copper, which have antimicrobial properties. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 21 Apr. 2021 The internet has graced us with many alternatives in recent years, but nothing has quite replaced the convenience of wrapping things up in it (even if the static cling is one of the kitchen’s greatest annoyances). Hannah Cole, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of static cling

1957, in the meaning defined above

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8 Oct 2021

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“Static cling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/static%20cling. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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