noun• trademark , chiefly North American
- 1A piece of sticking plaster of a type having a gauze pad: she put a Band-Aid on Belinda’s armMore example sentences
- Even a few drops of cheap booze will help dissolve the Band-Aid's stickiness, allowing the bandage to slide right off.
- Mona grabbed some gauze and a large Band-Aid and her jacket, and followed Cat to the back door.
- I was wearing jeans now instead of baggy shorts, and they covered the Band-Aids that now were plastered all over my legs.
- 1.1 (also band-aid) [often as modifier] A temporary solution, especially an unsatisfactory one: a band-aid solution to a much deeper problemMore example sentences
- Most people, aside from social democrats, know that cancer needs surgical removal, because band-aid solutions only make life worse in the long run.
- Until then, the party will attempt band-aid solutions.
- There's no point in asking for what I want, because it might only be a band-aid solution, and I know it's not going to happen anyway.
More definitions of Band-AidDefinition of Band-Aid in:
- The US English dictionary