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 Taylor wrote the mother’s phone number down in pen on an orange sticky note. Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2021 Sprinkle salt over the string and ice cube in one of the glasses, and mark this glass with a sticky note. Sabine De Brabandere, Scientific American, 25 Jan. 2018 Add three tablespoons of water to the container without the sticky note and mix the ingredients together to make a dough. Science Buddies, Scientific American, 31 Dec. 2015 By filling out a sticky note with a failure story, the innovator gets a piece of cake. Ellevate, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Or, for those who prefer the old-school sticky note method, there are even online versions of those as well. Peter Boyd, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 A day after host Ernie Johnson wrote Barkley’s proclamation on the studio’s sticky note board, Barkley doubled down. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 1 June 2021 According to police scanner audio and a cell-phone video apparently posted by the suspect on one hostage's Facebook page, the suspect had a bank employee post a sticky note on a drive-through window with a phone number to call for negotiations. Star Tribune, 6 May 2021 The app equivalent of that sticky note is a code hidden in your iPhone called the Identifier for Advertisers, or IDFA. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 See More

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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 25 May. 2022.

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