sticky wicket

noun

Definition of sticky wicket 

: a difficult or delicate problem or situation

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of sticky wicket in a Sentence

It's a bit of a sticky wicket. She was on a sticky wicket when she saw her friend steal the fund-raiser money.

First Known Use of sticky wicket

1950, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sticky wicket

Share sticky wicket

Statistics for sticky wicket

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sticky wicket

The first known use of sticky wicket was in 1950

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sticky wicket

sticky wicket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sticky wicket

: a difficult situation

More from Merriam-Webster on sticky wicket

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with sticky wicket

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for sticky wicket

Comments on sticky wicket

What made you want to look up sticky wicket? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!