stickup

noun stick·up \ ˈstik-ˌəp \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of stickup

: a robbery at gunpoint : holdup

Examples of stickup in a Sentence

  1. He pulled out a gun and shouted, “This is a stickup!”.

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First Known Use of stickup

1862

in the meaning defined above

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stick up

verb

Definition of stick up

: to stand upright or on end : protrude
: to rob at gunpoint
stick up for
: to speak or act in defense of : support

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First Known Use of stick up

15th century

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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Definition of stickup for English Language Learners

  • : a robbery that is done using a gun


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