photo op

noun
\ -ˈäp How to pronounce photo op (audio) \

Definition of photo op

Examples of photo op in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To pair a photo op with a cup or cone of homemade ice cream, visit Rocky Point Creamery in Frederick County, which plants two acres of sunflowers every year. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 29 July 2021 Her first photo op since quarantine took place in May, when the newly-94-year-old was photographed riding a pony at Windsor Castle, where she had been semi-isolated in residence since the COVID-19 crisis hit. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 8 Nov. 2020 The blurb mentions how Trump held up a Bible this past spring for his controversial photo op in front of St. John’s Church. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 26 Oct. 2020 When the president had his infamous photo op outside St. John’s Church in Washington, after law enforcement had cleared his path by violently dispersing protesters, the first lady was nowhere to be seen. Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2020 While Republicans remained largely silent as the White House deployed law enforcement to clear out protesters ahead of his photo op before historic St. John's Church, most Trump Republicans offered their approval. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, 2 June 2020 Not for a prescription refill, mind you, but for a photo op with already-legendary NBA star Dominique Wilkins. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 15 July 2021 Twenty-one fans are in line waiting to meet the comedian Carrot Top before his show, and the woman in front of me watches as Carrot Top puts his arm around a couple for a photo op. T.m. Shine, Washington Post, 29 June 2021 Department of the Interior Inspector General Mark Greenblatt explains his office's report, which found officials did not clear Lafayette Park so that President Donald Trump could walk over to St. John's Church for a photo op last year. Rick Klein, ABC News, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of photo op

1981, in the meaning defined above

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1 Aug 2021

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“Photo op.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photo%20op. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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