stickum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From stick + variant of 'em, him.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stickum (uncountable)

  1. (North America, informal) Any adhesive, adhesive residue; any sticky or gummy substance.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 16:
      A strip of muslin swaddles his privates, fixed by means of pine stickum to his belly and buttocks.