sticky note


Definition of sticky note

: a slip of notepaper having an adhesive strip on the back that allows attachment to and removal from a surface

Examples of sticky note in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In that case, a Republican election observer said she’d been given a sticky note by an unnamed poll worker, alleging that late-arriving ballots were being counted improperly. Anchorage Daily News, "Here are the GOP and Trump campaign’s allegations of election irregularities. So far, none have been proved.," 9 Nov. 2020 When staff members recorded a high blood pressure reading on patients, a potentially dangerous condition for pregnant women, they were required to write it only on a sticky note on the chart. Jim Morrison, Washington Post, "Doctor accused of unnecessary surgeries, altering medical records defends himself as an ‘advocate for my patients’," 30 Oct. 2020 His idea is to have each sticky note list the name of an individual who has stood resilient during this time of COVID-19, the fight for social justice through the Black Lives Movement, or some other defining challenge. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "After surviving COVID-19, artist wants Houston heroes' names for new 'Resilient' mural," 1 July 2020 The kits are to include handmade cards or letters of encouragement as well as sticky note pads, puzzle/activity books, serving sized snacks, fruit cups, Kleenex, Chap Stick, a pad of paper or journal, hair comb or brush and travel size lotion. Post-tribune Staff,, "Community news," 2 Oct. 2020 One student had overslept; one needed a password reset; and three did not answer the door, prompting Geverola to leave a sticky note urging them to contact the school. Peter Slevin, The New Yorker, "Running a Virtual School on Chicago’s West Side," 20 Sep. 2020 Underneath the laptop, for good measure, was a sticky note with a password written on it. Andy Greenberg, Wired, "Inside the Courthouse Break-In Spree That Landed Two White-Hat Hackers in Jail," 5 Aug. 2020 And there's a yellow sticky note right in the middle. National Geographic, "Episode 7: The Failing of War Photography," 28 July 2020 In other words, don't keep your Google account backup codes on a sticky note next to your laptop. David Nield, Wired, "How Two-Factor Authentication Keeps Your Accounts Safe," 12 July 2020

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First Known Use of sticky note

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sticky note was in 1978

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“Sticky note.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sticky note

: a small piece of paper that has a strip of a sticky substance on the back so that it can be attached to a surface

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