Posted by James Briggs on April 20, 2004
In Reply to: Stickler posted by ESC on April 20, 2004
: : Could anyone explain what does stickler mean.
: : Thanks
: One meaning is a person who is very precise, particular about a subject. "He is a stickler for good manners."
: From Merriam-Webster online:
: One entry found for stickler.
: Main Entry: stick·ler
: Pronunciation: 'sti-k(&-)l&r
: Function: noun
: 1 : one who insists on exactness or completeness in the observance of something. A stickler for the rules.
: 2 : something that baffles or puzzles :
Stickler: A Stickler is someone who unyieldingly insists on something. The earliest Sticklers were umpires or referees at wrestling or fencing matches. The word comes from the Anglo-Saxon Stihtan - to arrange or regulate.