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 What Democrats want to do with the government is less suited to a bumper sticker than the GOP’s goals. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 11 June 2022 After a series of safety tips, Ms. English walks her group to a set of tools, arranged in a line next to her car and under the watch of a Smokey Bear bumper sticker. Noah Robertson, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 May 2022 Now that’s the kind of slogan that belongs on a bumper sticker. Jonathan Zeller, The New Yorker, 30 Mar. 2022 During the 2016 election, Simcox stuck a Clinton-Kaine bumper sticker to his car - until other students ripped it off and burned it. Hannah Natanson, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Dec. 2021 Enter the simplifiers – people who take excellent research and create shortcuts, acronyms, and jargon that are no more beneficial than a bumper sticker. Constance Dierickx, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 Their calling card, their t-shirt, their virtual bumper sticker is FIFA or Grand Theft Auto, it’s not [insert radio station name]. Quentin Singer, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Image of Taliban members in a truck with a Biden-Harris bumper sticker was altered The claim is misleading. Devon Link, USA TODAY, 23 Sep. 2021 Remember the importance of building your child's sense of self-worth is more crucial than the bumper sticker on the back of the car. John Duffy, CNN, 7 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bumper sticker

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bumper sticker was in 1948

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Last Updated

25 Jun 2022

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“Bumper sticker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumper%20sticker. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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