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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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 Various items that echo the same anti-Trump sentiment are also available on Walmart's website, including other T-shirts, bumper stickers and coffee mugs made by several companies. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Anti-Trump "Impeach 45" clothing sparks outcry and "boycott Walmart" campaign," 3 July 2018 The bumper sticker was a way to signify that the person was part of a large majority that didn't vote the governor into office. Grace Sparks, CNN, "These governors were elected with very few votes. Is that a problem?," 13 June 2018 Police last week executed a search warrant at Oswalt's house and recovered bumper stickers and fliers that matched the ones used in the June incident, Duncan said. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, OregonLive.com, "White nationalist views, arrest of OSU student government rep spark outrage," 23 Jan. 2018 In Yosemite National Park, a bumper sticker urges drivers to slow down. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Lesson told when car careens off mountain road," 4 June 2018 His face is everywhere, not just on lanterns but on T-shirts, bumper stickers, even the wall of a downtown café. The Economist, "Mohamed Salah, a footballer, has given Egyptians something to cheer," 26 May 2018 There is no strategy, no guiding principles (bumper stickers are not principles), and little regard for tactics, implications, ramifications or just, what about the Day After? Barbara K. Bodine, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘War on Peace,’ by Ronan Farrow," 17 May 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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to reject or criticize sharply

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