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

Examples of sticker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This non-negotiable fee varies by make and model and is baked into the final sale price, but it's required by law to be included on every window sticker. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "10 Most Expensive Destination Charges," 3 Apr. 2021 Beginning April 19, a waste sticker, which is the same one used for excess garbage, must be attached to the bag to get rid of yard waste. Beacon-news Staff,, "Oswego museum to host model train display," 26 Mar. 2021 On March 14, a State Road resident called police after discovering someone not only damaged their Nissan Altima, which was in the parking lot, but also took the license plate registration sticker. John Benson, cleveland, "Thieves attempt to flee after crashing stolen Ford: Parma Police Blotter," 24 Mar. 2021 After removing the sticker on the front, there is a residue left on the front of it. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: A little more care needed when behind the wheel," 22 Mar. 2021 Snapping a photo while wearing the sticker gets the same message across without the security risk. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, "Seriously, stop sharing your vaccine cards on social media," 18 Mar. 2021 The backlash against the BTS Garbage Pail Kids sticker was swift and severe. Bryan Rolli, Forbes, "Topps’ Racist BTS Garbage Pail Kids Sticker Would Have Been A Terrible Idea At Any Time," 17 Mar. 2021 Again, the sticker is overbudget, but less so than the Mazda's. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2007 Compact Car Comparison," 18 Nov. 2020 The car had a window sticker for the right-wing conspiracy theory QAnon. Susan Miller, USA TODAY, "'It's not over': Trump supporters begin flocking to state capitols after Biden victory is announced," 7 Nov. 2020

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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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10 Apr 2021

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“Sticker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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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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