noun Etymology: 3stick + -um (probably alteration of 'em them) Date: circa 1909 a substance that adheres or causes adhesion

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  • stickum — glue, paste, 1909, from STICK (Cf. stick) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stickum — ☆ stickum [stik′əm ] n. [ STICK + em, short for THEM] Informal any sticky, or adhesive, substance …   English World dictionary

  • stickum — [“stikam] 1. n. glue. □ Put some stickum on this paper and paste it up where it can be seen. □ There’s no stickum left on this stamp. 2. n. any thick and sticky substance, especially hair dressing. (See also slickum.) □ Use some stickum on your… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stickum — noun (uncountable) Any adhesive, adhesive residue; any sticky or gummy substance. I got the label off, but it left a mess of stickum on the jar …   Wiktionary

  • stickum — ˈstikəm noun ( s) Etymology: stick (V) + um (probably alteration of em) : something that adheres or causes adhesion : a substance that sticks, sticks down, or sticks together a new stickum for his postage stamps Bill Hatch …   Useful english dictionary

  • stickum — /stik euhm/, n. Informal. any adhesive substance. [1905 10; STICK2 + um (sp. var. of EM)] * * * …   Universalium

  • stickum — [ stɪkəm] noun N. Amer. informal sticky gum or paste. Origin early 20th cent.: from the verb stick2 + um (representing the pronoun them) …   English new terms dictionary

  • stickum — stick·um …   English syllables

  • stickum — stick•um [[t]ˈstɪk əm[/t]] n. Informal. inf any adhesive substance • Etymology: 1905–10; stick II+ um (sp. var. of em) …   From formal English to slang

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