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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They’re identified by a blue dot sticker on their name tag or laptop. Lila Maclellan, Quartz at Work, "Google is running an employee mental health project without any metrics," 25 June 2019 Officers saw a car without a valid inspection sticker while on patrol in the area of Columbus Avenue and Centre Street in Jamaica Plain Tuesday night and pulled it over. Breanne Kovatch,, "Boston police arrest 3 men on gun-related charges after traffic stop," 19 June 2019 Today, Baker’s symbol is everything from a unicode emoji to a sticker seen in the windows of gay-friendly businesses around the globe. Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, "#Pride50: Gilbert Baker — Creator of the rainbow pride flag," 3 June 2019 Students who’ve purchased a yearbook can get a sticker to cover up the quote or return it to get a new one, the Eagle-Tribune reported. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Student used quote in yearbook. ‘Horrified’ principal learned of its origins, Mass. officials say," 14 June 2018 The ferry’s engine whirred and Gwen pulled out her pink iPhone, which has a Spiderman sticker affixed to the back. Zoe Greenberg,, "She’s the only kid on the island. And she’s graduating," 14 June 2019 What do stickers, Virginia Woolf, and The Babysitter's Club have in common? Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Payton Cosell Turner's Home Office Is Inspired by Virginia Woolf and The Babysitters Club," 6 June 2019 Instead of looking for a window sticker, PPA personnel would scan a license plate to determine whether a vehicle had parking permission. Jason Laughlin,, "Parking fines could rise as Philly tries to reduce traffic," 5 June 2019 Sticky business These waterproof stickers, costing between Rs300 ($4) and Rs400 depending on the phone model, are now available with almost every local mobile phone accessories vendor across the country. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Indians have found a $4 jugaad to make iPhone lookalikes," 31 May 2019

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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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