poster boy


: a male poster child

Examples of poster boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zhao, who also went by CZ, was one of the poster boys for crypto’s freewheeling and rebellious spirit, which hearkens back to the origins of the technology, built to undergird a parallel financial system outside the control of any government or bank. Joel Khalili, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023 Matthew Perry, who died Saturday at age 54, was a poster boy for another kind of recovery, the maddening and often helpless slog of chronic relapse. Sarah Hepola, Rolling Stone, 31 Oct. 2023 The Pennsylvania senator is the poster boy — if self-indulgent sloppiness is your thing — for the Senate dropping a dress code that required senators to dress in business attire when appearing on the Senate floor. Rich Lowry, National Review, 19 Sep. 2023 Expect Luka Doncic to be a poster boy for Jordan Brand for years to come. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2023 Peso Pluma is, in many ways, the poster boy for regional Mexican music’s revival. Brenda Barrientos,, 23 June 2023 In 2018, the Nightcrawler star became Cartier’s first watch ambassador and the poster boy for the modern Santos. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 17 Apr. 2023 Eichel missed three months before getting back into game action, becoming the poster boy for the operation, which other players like Chicago’s Tyler Johnson and Philadelphia’s Joel Farabee have since had. Stephen Whyno, ajc, 14 June 2023 That changed after his death, when the strapping, straight-acting (but occasionally sensitive) hunk from Winnetka became the poster boy for Hollywood homophobia: a closeted star who’d been forced to play a role his entire career that wasn’t true to himself, on screen and off. Peter Debruge, Variety, 11 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of poster boy was in 1946

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“Poster boy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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