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 The cameras can identify car type, color, license plate state, make, if a vehicle has a missing or covered plate and other features like bumper stickers and decals. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2024 No beer cozies, but for those manifesting a presidential run, there were plenty of shaman 2024 bumper stickers. Frederick Kaufman, Harper's Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 In this sense, the DSA seems more comfortable with the pre-Bernie activism of bumper stickers and single-cause groups than with the prospect of building a cohesive political force. Arash Azizi, The Atlantic, 21 Mar. 2024 Using bumper stickers, billboards and advertisements on public buses, Orange County prosecutors have launched an anti-crime campaign aimed at deterring people from committing theft there. Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2024 The writer Lauren Sherman—the brain behind Puck’s Line Sheet newsletter—grew up around flag tees and Stars and Stripes bumper stickers. Mattie Kahn, Vogue, 6 Mar. 2024 Communities were built through band T-shirts, bumper stickers, free music zines. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 28 Feb. 2024 With the passage of time, minivans with bumper stickers and Hyundai Sonatas eclipsed trusty ole steeds. Bychloe Berger, Fortune, 29 Jan. 2024 Howard University graduates and other alumni keep memorabilia like sweatshirts, hats, bumper stickers and so on to commemorate their time in school. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 25 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bumper sticker was in 1948

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“Bumper sticker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumper%20sticker. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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