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 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 Hannah Yoon for The New York Times In a legislative district in southern New Jersey, where Trump bumper stickers are nearly as common as American flags, the polarizing national battle over impeachment is playing out in real time. Tracey Tully, New York Times, "Trump and Impeachment Cast a Shadow Over New Jersey’s Elections," 1 Nov. 2019 There was a Pearson bumper sticker on the car Darnell worked on. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Important Things You Missed During the 'This Is Us' Season 4 Premiere Last Night," 25 Sep. 2019 Many of those aspirations faded faster than a bumper stickers they were printed on soon after their creators moved into the White House. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Democrats sounding less aspirational, more confrontational," 24 Aug. 2019 In the gravel driveway were parked two cars, each with a bumper sticker. Washington Post, "He’s the Rush Limbaugh of Brazil. He has Bolsonaro’s ear. And he lives in rural Virginia.," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of bumper sticker

1948, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Bumper sticker.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumper%20sticker. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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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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