1tending or designed to stick to things on contact:sticky cakes and pastriesa sticky label
(of a substance) glutinous; viscous:the dough should be moist but not sticky
(of prices, interest rates, or wages) slow to change or react to change.
2(of the weather) hot and humid; muggy:it was an unusually hot and sticky summer
damp with sweat:she felt hot and sticky and changed her clothes
3 informal involving problems; difficult or awkward:the relationship is going through a sticky patch
4(of a website or its content) attracting a long visit or repeat visits from users:make your site as sticky as possible to keep visitors there longermore and more often, web designers focus on the need to add sticky features to their sites
(of a thread on an Internet message board) set to remain at the top of the other threads regardless of when it was last updated:a sticky thread is now live on the forum
informal long-lasting or persistent:his new nickname has proved to be surprisingly sticky
noun (plural stickies)
1a piece of paper with an adhesive strip on one side, used for leaving messages or reminders.
2(on an Internet message board) a thread containing important information that is set to remain at the top of the other threads regardless of when it was last updated:could you put a sticky in the forum for those of us that are confused?