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- proper n. transparent or translucent pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, used for sealing items together, especially paper.
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- v. fasten or attach with sellotape
- n. transparent or semitransparent adhesive tape (trade names Scotch tape and Sellotape) used for sealing or attaching or mending
Reportedly a reference to the stereotypical tendency of the Scottish towards thrift, due to cutting of corners with the product initially produced. (Wiktionary)