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 registration sticker was seized; the driver was cited for expired registration and released from the scene. Houston Chronicle, "West University Place Police Department weekly report," 16 Sep. 2019 With China out of the picture there is essentially no market for plastic shipping pouches, especially since the stickers pasted on the outside are also hard to separate. Elena Shao,, "San Francisco is surviving the global recycling crisis. But it’s not easy," 9 Sep. 2019 Police are asking anyone who recognizes the sticker to contact Hull police at 781-925-1212. Maria Lovato,, "Fort Revere in Hull vandalized with anti-Semitic, racist graffiti," 4 Sep. 2019 At least the thief removed the stickers in such a way that my car wasn’t damaged. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "Traffic around Valley Fair is a mess: Roadshow," 2 Sep. 2019 The beer will be sold exclusively on the grounds and include the peel-back schedule sticker. Jessi Roti,, "Riot Fest 2019: Daily schedules released on the back of the fest’s new beer label," 29 Aug. 2019 The cordial motel owner running for local office as a Republican and the NRA sticker on her husband’s gorgeous restored black ’46 Chevy pickup were only to be expected. Robert Christgau, Los Angeles Times, "Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Star Spangled Banner’ is the anthem we need in the age of Trump," 13 Aug. 2019 That was reiterated on Monday, when Vossen instructed players present on last year’s team to strip the individual helmet stickers earned during 2018’s undefeated title run. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "High school football: Defending 6A champ Lakeville North still confident, hungry," 12 Aug. 2019 And his supports were similarly humble: restaurant tip trays, scraps of wood, paper doilies, cheap frames with the price sticker still attached, bottle caps, even pistachio shells. Arthur Lubow, New York Times, "In Chicago, Overlooked Achievements by L.G.B.T.Q. Artists," 2 Aug. 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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