Definition of Post-it in US English:


(also Post-it note)


  • A piece of paper with an adhesive strip on one side, designed to be stuck prominently to an object or surface and easily removed when necessary.

    • ‘The film feels less like a chronicle than like a loose shuffle of moments and ideas, like the cryptic Post-it messages that paper the walls of the hero's apartment.’
    • ‘There might be a Post-it attached with a handwritten note of advice from a predecessor.’
    • ‘When she goes inside to try and work the stove, she sees that Katrine has left little Post-its all over the house.’
    • ‘Although in some ways it's as crude as a Post-it note, instant messaging is potentially one of the most beneficial - or disruptive - workplace applications since e-mail.’
    • ‘I stuck Post-it notes on his bathroom mirror saying, ‘You have 100 days to get in shape!’’
    • ‘Tear out a favorite comic strip from the paper or stick a Post-it note with a funny saying to your computer or refrigerator.’
    • ‘Inside was a deck of cards with a sticky, yellow, Post-it note stuck to it.’
    • ‘Our VCR was set up with the show tape in it, and a little Post-it note saying, ‘Happy Birthday, push Start.’’
    • ‘He does not make to-do lists or scrawl reminders to himself on Post-its.’
    • ‘It transpired blood test results attached on a Post-it to a referral letter had not been seen.’
    • ‘Up went Post-its on my bathroom mirror, front door, my car's dashboard: ‘Slow down.’’
    • ‘‘I have reminders on my phone and I have a little Post-it note on the door when I head out in the morning,’ she said.’
    • ‘With the camera, you can leave video messages for other family members on the door instead of Post-its, or engage in a Webcam chat session.’
    • ‘I had of course picked up the wrong Post-it and rung the wrong number.’
    • ‘‘I was walking around with Post-its and little pieces of paper in my purse, so I put them in a book’ she says.’
    • ‘It is managed chaos: a dozen or so very smart people examining data, throwing out ideas, writing potential solutions on big Post-its that are ripped off and attached to the wall.’
    • ‘It's a rebellion against the pistons of commerce, Post-its, the ringing of phones, the running for taxis, the appointments, the Botox injections and the insatiable maw of progress.’
    • ‘Plaster your desktop, toolbars, and documents with virtual Post-its.’
    • ‘Judy tags recipes she likes with tiny Post-its that say, ‘Make it for me.’’
    • ‘Regular old Post-its and Bic pens were standouts.’
    piece of paper, scrap of paper, paper, sheet, note
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