Etymology
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sticker (n.)

1580s, "one who sticks," agent noun from stick (v.). Meaning "gummed adhesive label" is from 1871.

updated on November 30, 2013

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Definitions of sticker from WordNet

sticker (n.)
a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf;
Synonyms: spine / thorn / prickle / pricker / spikelet
sticker (n.)
an adhesive label;
Synonyms: gummed label / paster
sticker (n.)
a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem;
Synonyms: poser / stumper / toughie
sticker (n.)
a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing;
Synonyms: dagger
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