bumper sticker


Definition of bumper sticker

: a strip of adhesive paper or plastic bearing a printed message and designed to be stuck on a vehicle's bumper

Examples of bumper sticker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Atlanta resident Marjorie Pak is the kind of voter who will put a sign in her yard or a bumper sticker on her car, but this year is different. Chris Joyner, ajc, "A look inside the record-breaking Senate runoff fundraising," 31 Dec. 2020 There’s no bumper sticker to declare her kids’ success, opting for a more subtle approach talking about the three children she and husband Gordon Jones raised in Jacksonville. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "The Mac Jones you don’t know," 17 Dec. 2020 Anyone who votes for Democratic candidates in this state is aware that putting Democratic bumper sticker on your car is endangering that car for having windows knocked out. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Stolen campaign signs will not deter these Alabama voters in 2020: ’Signs don’t vote’," 1 Nov. 2020 Freddy Krueger climbing onto the back of my car and placing a large MAGA bumper sticker on my back window that is almost impossible to get off. Colin Stokes, The New Yorker, "Things I Don’t Want to See in My Rearview Mirror on Halloween," 31 Oct. 2020 Trump weaponized a term that already existed and turned it into a bumper sticker, an insult, a punchline. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Analysis: Election Day is also a referendum on Trump's era of 'fake news'," 30 Oct. 2020 But that’s not easy to squeeze into a catchy bumper sticker. Clarence Page, chicagotribune.com, "Column: President Trump may be most memorable for his lies," 30 Oct. 2020 Years ago, Karen Wade noticed a bumper sticker on the car of an acquaintance that made her blood boil. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Why You Shouldn’t Be A Sexy Nurse For Halloween," 15 Oct. 2020 This is a substantial burden to impose on any public figure, let alone a mom with teenagers, and for conservatives who are ready to put her initials on a bumper sticker, two cautions are in order. Ross Douthat New York Times, Star Tribune, "The meaning of Amy Coney Barrett in the arc of feminism," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of bumper sticker

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Bumper sticker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumper%20sticker. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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bumper sticker


English Language Learners Definition of bumper sticker

: a strip of paper or plastic that has a printed message and that is made to be stuck on the bumper of a car, truck, etc.

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