Word of the Day: Sticker


stick-er / stĭk-ər


1. something or someone that adheres or attaches to another

The sticker has no meaning, but exists only to cause people to react, to contemplate and search for meaning.

Shepard Fairey, 1970 –

2. something or someone that sticks, pierces or stabs

Most toad stickers are actually barbed spears with two or prongs.

From “Rough Rider’s Long Bladed Toad Stickers”, www.blindkat.hegewisch.net/RRR/rr_toadstickers.html, accessed October 19, 2023

3. a person who is persistent, diligent or industrious

The sticker outlasts the sprinter in life’s race.

B. C. Forbes, 1880 – 1954

4. a thorn, barb, bur, etc.

In dry states like Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, you have probably had to deal with prickly stickers in your lawn from time to time.

T. Stafford, “How to Get Rid of Grassburs in 2023”, Ryno Lawn Care, www.rynolawncare.com/how-to-get-rid-of-grassburs, accessed October 19, 2023

5. something that is perplexing or puzzling

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