stickler

noun stick·ler \ ˈsti-k(ə-)lər \

Definition of stickler

1 : one who insists on exactness or completeness in the observance of something
  • a stickler for the rules
2 : something that baffles or puzzles : poser, sticker

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First Known Use of stickler

1799


STICKLER Defined for English Language Learners

stickler

noun

Definition of stickler for English Language Learners

  • : a person who believes that something is very important and should be done or followed all the time


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