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 Karen decided to take matters into her own hands and had Kidney4Tom posters, magnets, bumper stickers, yard signs, and a website made. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Pewaukee man will start the new year with a new kidney after his wife spent over a year searching for a donor," 31 Dec. 2019 Now her car is decorated with Elizabeth Warren bumper stickers. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "This Is the Moment Rachel Maddow Has Been Waiting For," 1 Oct. 2019 The mayor printed 50,000 bumper stickers and bookmarks for children with the slogan. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, "What are the stories behind Baltimore’s nicknames, from Charm City to The Greatest City in America?," 6 Dec. 2019 Although, technically, the bumper sticker could've been on the car for years, fans later discovered that Malik meets Deja at the very end of the episode. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Important Things You Missed During the 'This Is Us' Season 4 Premiere Last Night," 25 Sep. 2019 In total, more than 800 students from both schools participated in the bumper sticker project, with the signs hanging on bulletin boards and in front of school lockers. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma middle school students create anti-vaping messages for classmates," 13 Nov. 2019 During the first two years of the Trump presidency, Democrats in California coalesced around their role as leaders of the resistance, an idea that quickly became a bumper sticker and social media rallying cry. Tim Arango, New York Times, "Trump Inspires California Lawmakers to Go on Offense," 14 Sep. 2019 But on 6 November, the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against Gilead Sciences Inc. of Foster City, California, for reasons that cannot easily fit on a bumper sticker. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Untangling the Trump administration’s lawsuit over an HIV prevention drug," 8 Nov. 2019 The picture is on T-shirts, coffee mugs and bumper stickers: the ubiquitous but misinformed image of the evolution of humankind. Andrea Michelson, Smithsonian, "New Ancient Ape Species Rewrites the Story of Bipedalism," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of bumper sticker

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Bumper sticker.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumper%20sticker. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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