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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As students moved into dorms last week, fliers and stickers promoting white nationalism were found at numerous places on campus. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego universities worry about growth, money, violence as fall classes begin," 26 Aug. 2019 Bring your new textbooks to the library to cover them using brown paper bags and stickers., "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 19 Aug. 2019 Neither are pens, or pocket mirrors, or bandanas, or tote bags, or even stickers. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "“It Is About Pieces, Not Necessarily a Head-to-Toe Look”—The Story of Marc’s New Brand, The Marc Jacobs," 30 May 2019 Fans can engage by incorporating polls, lyric stickers and new Augmented Reality filters into their own Stories. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Mark Ronson Unveils First Interactive Instagram Story Music Video: Watch 'Pieces Of Us' Feat. King Princess," 21 Aug. 2019 These stickers are readily available — at pet stores, through the ASPCA ( for a small donation or at online retailers. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: A sticker for your pets," 10 Aug. 2019 The sticker must be one color and simple designs are preferred., "South Informer: Bugs, bags, and backpacks," 17 July 2019 Salicylic acid dots target the pore-clogging gunk in your average pimple, clay and charcoal stickers remove blackheads, and hydrocolloid patches make quick work of whiteheads. Deanna Pai, Condé Nast Traveler, "6 Spot Treatments to Save Your Skin from Breaking Out While Traveling," 5 Aug. 2019 Focused on portable hydration essentials, the line features flower-style stickers to treat pimples, retro cube hair ties, and a sheer balm for chapped lips. Vogue, "Charli Howard Takes Her Inclusive Message Into the World of Beauty," 5 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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to make a temporary encampment

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