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nounmass nounNorth American
A sticky or adhesive substance; gum or paste.as modifier ‘we put stickum paper over the cracks’figurative ‘high-school football games are the stickum that fuses the whole community’adhesive, glue, fixative, gum, paste, bonding, binder, sealer, sealantView synonyms
Early 20th century: from the verb stick + -um (representing the pronoun them).
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