poster boy

noun

Definition of poster boy

: a male poster child

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Her big break came in 1938, when André Breton, poster boy of the Surrealist movement, snagged a famous New York gallery put her work on exhibit—and New York loved her. Lillian Dondero, ELLE Decor, "Fashionably Late: An Editor's Take on the Frida Kahlo Exhibit in Brooklyn," 27 Mar. 2019 Playing on the conservative sentiments of Turkey’s small-town and rural residents, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, once the poster boy for Islamic democracy, has parlayed a narrow majority into quasi-autocratic power. William A. Galston, WSJ, "Democracy Could Bounce Back in 2019," 31 Dec. 2018 Ever since, Donald Trump has become the ultimate poster boy for toxic masculinity. Liz Plank, Glamour, "Why Are Men Still Voting Republican?," 31 Oct. 2018 The poster boy for this is Mr. Shkreli, whose company obtained the license for Daraprim, which treats parasitic infections, then raised the price from $13.50 a pill to $750. Kate Bachelder Odell, WSJ, "When Medical Innovation Meets Politics," 24 Aug. 2018 Yeah, so what has become the latest sort of poster boy of bad social media behavior. Right. Recode Staff, Recode, "How India fits into the global economy: It may not be China, but at least it isn’t Russia," 4 Aug. 2018 Actor and singer Tab Hunter, whose blond all-American good looks made him a matinee idol and poster boy for Eisenhower-era optimism, has died. Gina Piccalo, latimes.com, "Actor Tab Hunter dies at 86; '50s heartthrob's career ranged from 'Battle Cry' to 'Polyester'," 9 July 2018 Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio has slammed Neymar'stheatrics during their 2-0 defeat to Brazil on Monday, where the Seleção's poster boy once again hit the headlines for his playacting. SI.com, "Mexico Boss Lambasts Neymar for 'Clowning Around' as PSG Star's Antics Steal the Show," 3 July 2018 French giants Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with a possible move for Ronaldo in a deal that could also see their poster boy Neymar go in the other direction. SI.com, "Former Real Madrid Boss Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Wants Man Utd Return Amid Exit Rumours," 2 June 2018

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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poster boy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of poster boy

: a male poster child

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