Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An adhesive substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any adhesive, adhesive residue; any sticky or gummy substance.

Etymologies

stick + -um (variant of 'em).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "stickum" - covered square of glass and then upon the Bristol-board.

    Peak and Prairie From a Colorado Sketch-book

  • Just wet the stickum and put your clippings in place.

    Mark Twain

  • I remember that Robert Newhouse threw a fullback option pass for a touchdown after licking the stickum off his hands; it was a sweep to the left, which still seems counterintuitive Newhouse being right-handed.

    The Itchy and Steeler Show

  • Incensed by the stickum on his hands, Maurice confronted me before I had the chance to accuse him.

    Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime

  • Rex does not believe it has commercial potential here because the "stickum traps" had to be removed and cleaned every ten days.

    8: Plant protection and pest control

  • The stickum may or may not be able to grab hold of, say, fluorosilicone, but if it does, it'll take a while to eat its way through.

    Inconstant Star

  • Harry Donnelle said they melted the stickum with gasoline and that it didn't hurt the leopard much.

    Roy Blakely, Pathfinder

  • At her left hand was a pile of square cards with scalloped edges, upon which the columbines were to be affixed; at her right was a small glass window-pane smeared with what she called "stickum."

    Peak and Prairie From a Colorado Sketch-book

  • My idea is this: Make a scrap-book with leaves veneered or coated with gum-stickum of some kind; wet the page with sponge, brush, rag or tongue, and dab on your scraps like postage stamps.

    Complete Letters of Mark Twain

  • All it takes is some stickum that attaches a matchbook-size sensor to the floor and a cable that links the sensor to a USB port on a computer.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

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  • Glue, paste, adhesive. Wow, fake Latin that sticks!

    November 26, 2007