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Definition of "stickup" [stickup]

  • Slang A robbery, especially at gunpoint. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stickup" in a sentence
  • "The stickup was the second grab-and-run heist in Sin City in two months."
  • "The pen he holds as a gun in the opening lines suggests Heaney is a kind of stickup man at first, taking aim at his father for doing undignified work, which Heaney must "look down" on."
  • "June 21 edition of Fox News 'stated that BP had been the victim of a "political shakedown" and a "stickup" to force the company to fund the $20 billion "slush fund.""