See also: stick

English edit

Etymology edit

The Officials were known as the "Stickies" because they sold stick-on lilies to commemorate the Easter Rising. This was used to contrast from the nickname for the Provisionals, the pinnies (pejoratively pinheads), who used pinned-on lilies, though the latter nickname disappeared.[1]

Noun edit

Stick (plural Sticks)

  1. (Ireland) A member of the Official IRA.

Synonyms edit

A 10-string Stick.

Proper noun edit


  1. (music) The Chapman Stick, an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Wharton, K. (2019). Torn Apart: Fifty Years of the Troubles, 1969-2019. United Kingdom: History Press

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Bavarian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German stücke, from Old High German stucki, from Proto-West Germanic *stukkī, from Proto-Germanic *stukkiją. Cognates include German Stück, Hunsrik Stick, Dutch stuk, Luxembourgish Stéck, Yiddish שטיק (shtik), dialectal English steck (piece).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

Stick n (plural Stick, diminutive Stickl or Stickerl)

  1. one, item, piece (of something countable; often untranslated in English)
  2. head (a single animal)
  3. piece (portion of something bigger or of an uncountable mass)
  4. something of artistic or historic value; piece of art (of any kind, but uncommon of novels and films)
    Synonym: Stickl

German edit

Etymology edit

From English stick.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /stɪk/
  • (file)

Noun edit

Stick m (strong, genitive Sticks, plural Sticks)

  1. (informal) stick in any English sense that applies to computing

Related terms edit

Hunsrik edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German stücke, from Old High German stucki.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

Stick n (plural Stick or Sticker, diminutive Stickche or Stickelche)

  1. piece

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