stick·​er | \ ˈsti-kər How to pronounce sticker (audio) \

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 costume was so 2000s, in the best way possible: body stickers, sequined barely-there shorts with a weird, torn wrap skirt. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "These Were Britney Spears’s Best Performances of All Time," 2 Dec. 2018 Group FaceTime allows you to video chat with up to 32 people simultaneously and supports stickers, video filters, and Animoji/Memoji. Chris Welch, The Verge, "iOS 12.1 coming October 30th with group FaceTime, dual-SIM support, and ‘beautygate’ fix," 29 Oct. 2018 Inside was a patchwork of new and old license plates, roadside artifacts, and bumper-sticker tourist schlock. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Long Live Route 66," 19 July 2018 The manager peeled back the clear plastic marking on a lower shelf of Nutter Butters to find a sticker for Hydrox cookies underneath, Mr. Kassoff says. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Oreo Competitor Makes Federal Case Out of ‘Cutthroat’ Cookie Rivalry," 17 Jan. 2019 The entry fee includes a sticker designed by Bachor. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "Bicycling / Chicagoland / Do This Chicago Bike Week Rally, Tour de Fat, and more of the best upcoming bike-related events in Chicago," 20 June 2018 Maybe offer town residents something in return as there seems to be a lot of grumbling — like a town parking sticker for [West Hartford Center] that gives you a discount on parking or longer free parking. Mikaela Porter, Courant Community, "West Hartford Residents React: A Lot Of Trash Talk About New Garbage Proposal," 19 June 2018 Camila Mendes was also super excited for her beau and posted the big news on her Instagram story with a cute sticker. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Vanessa Hudgens and Charles Melton Are Co-Starring in a Movie Together!," 21 Dec. 2018 With the questions sticker, launched on Tuesday, users can prompt story-watchers to ask them questions, which can be answered publicly in a subsequent post. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Instagram's Questions Sticker Lets Story-Watchers Ask You Anything," 10 July 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 How to pronounce sticker (audio) \

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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a strong desire or propensity

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