plaster saint


Definition of plaster saint

: a person without human failings

Examples of plaster saint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The plaster saints in the press corps picked through Mr. Moore’s divorce papers to smear him, and waded through decades of his political commentary to find embarrassing comments and misjudgments. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Diversity of Mind at the Fed," 2 May 2019 His father, who was also a sculptor, made his living by crafting plaster saints and other religious icons. Mike Scott,, "He ran out of money in New Orleans. So he stayed. And became great.," 17 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'plaster saint.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of plaster saint

1890, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about plaster saint

Statistics for plaster saint

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for plaster saint

The first known use of plaster saint was in 1890

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on plaster saint

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with plaster saint

Comments on plaster saint

What made you want to look up plaster saint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a period when something is suspended

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!