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A sticker on an apple.


  • IPA(key): /ˈstɪkə(r)/
  • Rhymes: -ɪkə(r)
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Etymology 1[edit]

stick (to pierce, to be fastened, to adhere) +‎ -er (agent)


sticker (plural stickers)

  1. Something or someone that sticks (pierces, or adheres).
    • 1918, Decisions of the Courts of Pennsylvania (Supreme, Superior and Common Pleas), in Workmen's Compensation Cases, page 158:
      [] and I said to Mr. McCauley, whatever is the matter with your neck, it is all swelled up, and he said he got it in the mill; he said he had an arm load of wool and a sticker stuck him in the neck, here (indicating the right hand side of the neck just below the jaw).
    • 1982, Fernando Alegria, Fernando Alegría, Chilean Writers in Exile: Eight Short Novels
      The prisoner fell flat on his face. They dragged him again, this time towards the grove of calafates. They lifted him up there and they threw him in the middle of the bushes. The boy screamed. Thousands of stickers pierced into his flesh.
    • 2010, Valerie Estelle Frankel, From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey through Myth and Legend, McFarland (→ISBN), page 212:
      When the prickly pear stickers pierced their paws they howled with pain, but they kept running. Sinopa, who hated the fighting, had followed her brothers. She shot a magic arrow over their heads, which pushed the brothers to safety, []
    • 2013, Cathy McDavid, Cowboy for Keeps, Harlequin (→ISBN), page 118:
      He toppled backward, landing on a particularly large cholla and crying out as hundreds of stickers pierced his flesh.
  2. One who sticks to something, or does not give up; a stayer.
    • 1930, The Strand Magazine (volume 80, page 321)
      He's a sticker. He was a goer to the end in all he did — and in Rugger outstandingly []
  3. An adhesive label or decal.
  4. A price tag.
  5. (by extension) The listed price (also sticker price).
    When buying a car, know the sticker and the invoice price.
  6. (Internet) A cartoonish illustration of a character that represents an emotion or action, often accompanied by text, that may be superimposed on a digital image.
  7. (informal) A burr or seed pod that catches in fur or clothing.
  8. (colloquial, dated) That which causes one to stick; that which puzzles or poses.
  9. A wooden strip placed between courses of lumber to allow air circulation (also kiln sticker).
  10. (music) A small wooden rod in an organ which connects (in part) a key and a pallet, so as to communicate motion by pushing.
  11. A brand, label, or company, especially one making and distributing records.
  12. (US, politics) A paster.
Derived terms[edit]
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sticker (third-person singular simple present stickers, present participle stickering, simple past and past participle stickered)

  1. To apply one or more stickers to (something)
  2. To mark as the sticker price
    • 2009 February 28, Rita Zekas, “DecoRita visits West Elm”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      Also out of Africa: a huge hammered copper floor mirror stickered at $449.

Etymology 2[edit]

stick (sticky, adjective) +‎ -er (comparative)



  1. (nonstandard, informal) comparative form of stick: more stick (stickier).
    A sticker type of glue that always stays sticky.




Borrowed from English sticker.



sticker m (plural stickers, diminutive stickertje n)

  1. sticker (adhesive decal)
    Synonym: plakplaatje

Derived terms[edit]





  1. about, approximately
    Ich will sticker zwanzich Epple.
    I want about twenty apples.

Further reading[edit]



  • IPA(key): /esˈtikeɾ/, [esˈt̪i.keɾ]


sticker m (plural stickers or sticker)

  1. sticker




  1. present tense of sticka.