photo op

noun
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Definition of photo op

Examples of photo op in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Milley decided to apologize in a commencement address at the National Defense University that he was scheduled to deliver the week after the photo op. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 Two weeks ago, immigrant aid groups said, Mr. Adams’s team injected itself into a volunteer welcome effort at the Port Authority for a photo op, grabbing food from volunteers’ hands so that the mayor could be shown distributing it himself. New York Times, 20 Aug. 2022 The expo also includes a photo op on Saturday with Ming-Na Wen, a.k.a. Matt Juul, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2022 Three important women in Joey King's life just had the photo op of a lifetime! Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2022 Mike Ehrmantraut pulls Gus aside as the latter is doing a photo op — donating money on behalf of Los Pollos Hermanos to a local youth organization. Andy Meek, BGR, 24 May 2022 Barr has also been criticized for his role in the decision to have officers forcibly clear protesters outside the White House, clearing the way for President Trump to hold a photo op at a nearby church. Elizabeth Elkind, CBS News, 9 Sep. 2020 But Beijing’s proxies in Hong Kong wanted a photo op. Jimmy Quinn, National Review, 16 Aug. 2020 The need to deliver a photo op overcame consideration of what the resulting pictures would communicate. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 9 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of photo op

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photo op was in 1981

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Last Updated

18 Sep 2022

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“Photo op.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photo%20op. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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