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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After taking a photo or video, tap the sticker icon in the upper right-hand corner. Madeline Buxton,, "Instagram Stories' New Questions Sticker Should Come With A Warning Label," 10 July 2018 Welcome to Panini sticker collecting, a world within the world of its own that is the World Cup. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "World cup sticker collecting: Where all players are created equal," 5 July 2018 Keep a shiny star or happy face sticker chart to keep track of dry nights, and when your child reaches a certain number of days in a row, provide a small treat or toy. Mary Caldwell, ajc, "7 ways to bed-wetting to rest for your child," 2 July 2018 Police said Trooper Edward Alldredge stopped a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze for marked lane violations and an expired inspection sticker at about 2:06 a.m. on North Street. Laney Ruckstuhl,, "Centerville man charged with trafficking heroin after Barnstable police traffic stop," 28 June 2018 The company, located at 890 E. Franklin Road in Meridian, got its start making stickers of stick-figure families for cars. Brandon Rasmussen, idahostatesman, "These two Idaho products could soon show up on Walmart shelves," 19 June 2018 Get our daily newsletter Addiopizzo has endorsed as pizzo-free 1,045 (and counting) businesses in Palermo and surrounding areas that display window stickers to discourage would-be extortionists. The Economist, "Trends in extortion payments by companies to Italy’s Mafia," 14 June 2018 Rewards for the lower levels of donations ($5-$55) range from a thank-you on social media to the usual swag: t-shirts, corkscrews, stickers. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Booze / Food & Drink How a mead that hasn’t yet hit the market exploded in popularity," 12 June 2018 For the rest of the city, leaf collection runs on regular garbage day and leaves must be bagged, although no stickers are required during the collection period. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin finds turning over a new leaf (collection) isn't easy," 9 June 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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