poster boy


Definition of poster boy

: a male poster child

Examples of poster boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As is, the trio of Bonds, Clemens and Schilling need miracles of varying degrees to get in during their final years of eligibility while Rodriguez is primed to take the baton as the polarizing poster boy for the steroid era for the next 10 years. Jerry Beach, Forbes, 1 Jan. 2022 Rittenhouse will become the poster boy for right-wing extremists and politicians. Barbara Mcquade, Time, 19 Nov. 2021 Back in 2019, slow play was all the rage on the PGA Tour, and DeChambeau was the poster boy for the problem (partially because as one of the best players in the world, he was seen being slow on TV more than others). USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2021 Bonino is the poster boy for San Jose’s bottom-six struggles. Ross Mckeon, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Nov. 2021 Taylor was the poster boy for singer-songwriters of the 1970s, selling more than 100 million albums and influencing a wide range of future artists, from John Mayer to Jason Mraz. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 30 Oct. 2021 The decade’s realest Bond trip was, in fact, Mike Myers’ Austin Powers comedies, brilliantly using 007 as a poster boy for the cultural irrelevance of masculinity. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 2 Oct. 2021 Hui Ka Yan was the poster boy for behavior of that latter sort. Clay Chandler And Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2021 Off the pitch, Hazard is the poster boy for McDonald’s in his native Belgium and has deals with Nike and Nissan. Christina Settimi, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of poster boy

1946, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2022

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“Poster boy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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: a male poster child


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