poster boy


Definition of poster boy

: a male poster child

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Joeboy, now a poster boy for the benefits that come with being a part of the program, says emPawa is similar to a music foundation for emerging African talents. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, "YouTube is helping African music acts go global, here's how," 13 Aug. 2019 After years of therapy for PTSD from his years as a child soldier, Luce has grown into an almost implausibly perfect student and school poster boy: debate team captain, football player, track star, soon-to-be valedictorian. Nora Mcgreevy,, "More than a matter of black and white," 8 Aug. 2019 Supporters of an anachronistic libertarian reading of the Second Amendment have made Thomas Jefferson the unlikely poster boy for their cause. Saul Cornell, The New Republic, "The Second-Amendment Case for Gun Control," 4 Aug. 2019 Critics of the measure used McFaul as the poster boy for why the county’s top law enforcement position should be appointed – and not elected. Phillip Morris,, "Cuyahoga County jail should have never become a prison: Phillip Morris," 1 Sep. 2019 Since 2017, Morrison has gone from an outlaw who once had a million dollars seized from his bank accounts to a poster boy for legalization. Amanda Chicago Lewis, The Verge, "Big Alcohol is pouring," 30 July 2019 Other than his rival, former Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, Scott didn’t name names — certainly not any of his fellow Republicans — but America’s poster boy for career politicians is the leader of Scott’s party, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Steve Bousquet,, "Sen. Rick Scott is right: ‘Moscow Mitch’ McConnell needs to go | Steve Bousquet," 2 Aug. 2019 Johnson, 55, is a poster boy for the English establishment. Parker Richards, The New Republic, "The Woman Who Could Beat Boris Johnson," 29 July 2019 He's joined by French producer turned global star DJ Snake and Belgian Tomorrowland poster boys Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Chainsmokers Dethrone Calvin Harris & 7 Other Surprises From Forbes' Richest DJs List 2019," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of poster boy

1946, in the meaning defined above

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: a male poster child

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