stick·​er | \ˈsti-kər \

Definition of sticker 

1 : one that pierces with a point

2a : one that adheres or causes adhesion

b : a slip of paper with adhesive back that can be fastened to a surface

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The beauty brand has teamed up with Barbie to make all of your '90s dreams come true, unveiling a fresh set of nail stickers and lipstick shades inspired by the iconic figure. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "NCLA Launched a Collection of Barbie-Inspired Beauty Products," 16 Nov. 2018 Google announced a rebranding of its online store of augmented reality stickers today, with the name changing officially to Playground as part of the Pixel 3 hardware event that just wrapped in New York City. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Google rebrands AR stickers as Playground and adds new animations," 9 Oct. 2018 Bags wrapped by Seal & Go, TrueStar, and Secure Wrap all receive a free sticker that allows the bag to be traced. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Everything You Need to Know About Plastic-Wrapping Your Luggage," 5 Oct. 2018 Each of the designs comes in adhesive sheets that are peeled and placed like a giant sticker. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Midcentury modern wallpaper lets you live out your 1950s dreams," 5 Oct. 2018 The new Messages camera Apps like Snapchat have proven that many people—particularly young people—want a robust feature set of... stickers. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "iOS 12, thoroughly reviewed," 17 Sep. 2018 There's also an entire drawer full of puffy stickers—because in Violette's world, makeup is the ultimate expression of fun. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Go Inside Makeup Artist Violette's Beauty Stash," 18 July 2018 This might be the best value anyone has ever gotten from a $28 annual park sticker. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Family's breakneck vacation is hitting every Wisconsin park and forest in one week," 26 June 2018 In what must have been the best technology of the day, the two-sheet map had eight types of stickers applied to it, representing different types of Soviet weaponry and installations. Martin Finucane,, "This map showed JFK’s ‘victory’ in Cuba — not blowing up the world," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sticker

circa 1542, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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The first known use of sticker was circa 1542

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English Language Learners Definition of sticker

: a piece of paper with a picture or writing on it and a sticky substance on its back that is used to attach it to a surface


stick·​er | \ˈsti-kər \

Kids Definition of sticker

: something (as a slip of paper with glue on its back) that can be stuck to a surface

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