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

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The sentiment of a popular bumper sticker notwithstanding, dog is not his co-pilot. Washington Post, "Man on canine crusade crosses country with pack of pups," 12 Apr. 2018 These are not conventional political bumper stickers. Jane Coaston, Vox, "The pipe bomb suspect’s van, explained," 27 Oct. 2018 Sportsmen for Wetlands has started a Facebook page and has printed bumper stickers. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Sportsmen for Wetlands initiative wells up in Wisconsin," 7 Feb. 2018 But some homophobic bumper stickers against Polis did pop up in the state. German Lopez, Vox, "Jared Polis becomes first openly gay person elected governor in America," 7 Nov. 2018 O’Rourke acknowledges his position doesn’t fit on a bumper sticker or make for an easy campaign slogan. Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle, "Ted Cruz seizes on Beto O’Rourke’s willingness to consider abolishing ICE," 6 July 2018 Each Locations wine label resembles a European bumper sticker: those white-oval car decals required in Europe that carry an abbreviated version of their country of registration. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Gallo buys Locations brand from wine mogul Dave Phinney," 27 June 2018 Dulany’s son, Michael Quattrone, pulled up soon after in a Ford Explorer that bore a bumper sticker reading, STOP TEXTING! Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Will the Rockefeller Collection be the First Art Auction to Top $1 Billion?," 11 Apr. 2018 Corvallis police also arrested him last week on suspicion of criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, for the bumper sticker incident, which occurred off campus last June. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, OregonLive.com, "OSU student govt. rep, under fire for white nationalist views, now faces felony hate crime charges," 1 Feb. 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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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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