sticky note

noun

Definition of sticky note 

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

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On Tuesday, students shared images on social media of sticky notes placed on lockers inside the high school. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "'You can do this': Noblesville High School students spread love after shooting," 29 May 2018 Isacc Cervantes painstakingly checked each sticky note and piece of paper attached to the board, hoping to hear about his former co-worker Larry Lopez, who lives in Montecito. latimes.com, "Southern California storm: Death toll in Montecito mudslide rises to 19, while 101 Freeway will remain closed indefinitely," 13 Jan. 2018 Words of encouragement written on sticky notes were placed on lockers. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Boy accused in Noblesville school shooting appears in court," 29 May 2018 And tonight, maybe that is what this little yellow sticky note under my cup of coffee is trying to tell me. Seth Kantner, Anchorage Daily News, "Moments of truth: Spring on the Kobuk," 28 Apr. 2018 On the morning of March 14, the day dubbed National Student Walkout Day in recognition of those killed during the Parkland massacre, Argo's 1,850 students walked into school and found two to three sticky notes of positivity on each of their lockers. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "Parents' covert Post-it operation aims to encourage Argo students in aftermath of Parkland shooting," 7 Apr. 2018 The sticky notes will be sold for $10 a piece, with 20 percent of sales going toward Sugar Space to fund supplies and future shows. Susie Schmank, Indianapolis Star, "New art galleries put Post-Its, video work and blank walls (for you to paint) on display," 29 Jan. 2018 Those meetings produced dozens of sticky notes with suggestions from Algiers residents, some of which appeared to make their way onto the actual grant proposal. Beau Evans, NOLA.com, "Algiers ferry terminal upgrade coming; RTA wins $2.4 million federal grant," 9 May 2018 The Lessons of Free Speech on Campus In a sunny second-floor classroom, 14 fresh-faced undergrads, clasping 1,651-page constitutional-law books tagged with colorful sticky notes, gathered in a circle for Prof. Mari Uyehara, GQ, "How Free Speech Warriors Mainstreamed White Supremacists," 8 May 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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sticky note

noun

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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