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poster child

noun

Simple Definition of poster child

  • : a child who has a particular disease and is shown in posters to raise money to help fight that disease

  • : a person who represents or is identified with something (such as a cause or product)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of poster child

  1. 1 :  a child who has a disease and is pictured in posters to solicit funds for combating the disease

  2. 2 :  a person having a public image that is identified with something (as a cause)

Examples of poster child in a sentence

  1. She was a stirring speaker and activist and soon became the poster child of the antiwar movement.



1969

First Known Use of poster child

1969

Rhymes with poster child


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