Blu-Tack

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

blue tack

Noun[edit]

Blu-Tack (uncountable)

  1. (UK, New Zealand, Australia) A solid putty-like adhesive, originally blue in colour, used to secure items to walls and other surfaces.

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Verb[edit]

Blu-Tack (third-person singular simple present Blu-Tacks, present participle Blu-Tacking, simple past and past participle Blu-Tacked)

  1. (UK, New Zealand, Australia) To fix with Blu-Tack.
    The power switch wasn't seated properly, and so I blu-tacked it into place.

Usage notes[edit]

Blu-Tack is a registered trademark of Bostik. However, since it is the leading product of its kind in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, its name is sometimes used generically.