stickler

/ˈstɪklə / (say 'stikluh)

phrase a stickler for …,
a person who insists unyieldingly on (something specified): *`I'm a stickler for punctuality as a rule,' said Anne. –neilma sidney, 1988.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stickler — is a family name which may refer to any of the following:*Alfons Maria Stickler (1910 mdash;2007), Roman Catholic clergyman *Dick Stickler, U.S. politician *Friedrich Stickler (born 1949), Austrian football official *Helen Stickler (born 1968), U …   Wikipedia

  • Stickler — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alfons Maria Stickler (1910–2007), österreichischer Kurienkardinal Friedrich Stickler (* 1949), ehemaliger Präsident des Österreichischen Fußball Bundes (ÖFB) Matthias Stickler (* 1967), deutscher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stickler — Stic kler (st[i^]k kl[ e]r), n. [See {Stickle}, v. t.] One who stickles. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) One who arbitrates a duel; a sidesman to a fencer; a second; an umpire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Basilius, the judge, appointed sticklers and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stickler — [stik′lər] n. [see STICKLE] 1. a person who insists on the strict observance of something specified: usually with for [a stickler for discipline ] ☆ 2. Informal something puzzling or difficult to solve …   English World dictionary

  • stickler — index bigot Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stickler — 1530s, moderator, umpire, from stickle mediate (1520s), probably a frequentative of M.E. stihen to arrange, place, from O.E. stihan to arrange order, which is cognate with M.Du. stichten, Ger. stiften to found, establish, probably from P.Gmc.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stickler — ► NOUN ▪ a person who insists on a certain quality or type of behaviour. ORIGIN originally in the sense «umpire»: from Old English, «set in order» …   English terms dictionary

  • stickler — n. one who insists on exactness a stickler for (a stickler for protocol) * * * [ stɪklə] [ one who insists on exactness ] a stickler for (a stickler for protocol) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Stickler — This interesting name may be of English topographical origin from either the old English pre 7th Century word stigol , a steep ascent, plus the suffix er , meaning dweller at, hence dweller at a steep ascent ; or the old English stigel , a stile …   Surnames reference

  • stickler — [[t]stɪ̱klə(r)[/t]] sticklers N COUNT: usu N for n If you are a stickler for something, you always demand or require it. I m a bit of a stickler for accuracy... Lucy was a stickler for perfection, and everything had to be exactly right …   English dictionary

  • stickler — UK [ˈstɪklə(r)] / US [ˈstɪklər] noun [countable] Word forms stickler : singular stickler plural sticklers someone who thinks that a particular thing is very important and who thinks that other people should feel the same a stickler for… …   English dictionary

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