stickum

noun

stick·​um ˈsti-kəm How to pronounce stickum (audio)
: a substance that adheres or causes adhesion

Word History

Etymology

stick entry 3 + -um (probably alteration of 'em them)

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stickum was in 1877

Dictionary Entries Near stickum

Cite this Entry

“Stickum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stickum. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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