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)

Full Definition of POSTER CHILD

:  a child who has a disease and is pictured in posters to solicit funds for combating the disease
:  a person having a public image that is identified with something (as a cause)

Examples of POSTER CHILD

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

First Known Use of POSTER CHILD


Rhymes with POSTER CHILD


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