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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Proud parents could use them to brag about an honor student, making bumper stickers a thing of the past. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "California’s digital license plates: road to convenience or invasion of privacy?," 31 May 2018 That argument may not fit on a bumper sticker, but a lack of simplicity isn’t its problem. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Ignore Our Numbers—Please," 30 Sep. 2018 The Northam campaign didn’t come up with the television spot showing a large pickup trick with a Confederate flag and Gillespie bumper sticker whose driver tries to run down a Muslim girl, two Latinos and an African-American boy. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "Ralph Northam ‘Apologizes’," 11 Feb. 2019 Pursuing pleasure and abandoning restraint make for popular bumper stickers, song lyrics and movie plots. Bobby Jindal, WSJ, "Conservatism Isn’t Dead Yet," 25 Nov. 2018 The sentiment of a popular bumper sticker notwithstanding, dog is not his co-pilot. Washington Post, "Man on canine crusade crosses country with pack of pups," 12 Apr. 2018 These are not conventional political bumper stickers. Jane Coaston, Vox, "The pipe bomb suspect’s van, explained," 27 Oct. 2018 Sportsmen for Wetlands has started a Facebook page and has printed bumper stickers. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Sportsmen for Wetlands initiative wells up in Wisconsin," 7 Feb. 2018 But some homophobic bumper stickers against Polis did pop up in the state. German Lopez, Vox, "Jared Polis becomes first openly gay person elected governor in America," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of bumper sticker

1948, 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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