poster boy

noun

Definition of poster boy

: a male poster child

Examples of poster boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After hitting a combined 22 goals in the previous two league campaigns, the Serbian is the true poster boy of Selhurst Park, not wing sensation Wilfried Zaha. SI.com, "Ranking All 20 Premier League Midfields From Worst to Best," 18 Oct. 2019 Man In The Middle: Andrew Miller was once the poster boy for October relief pitching, but the 34-year-old left-hander hasn’t been nearly the same pitcher in his first season with St. Louis. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Monsters of middle relief: Best bets from October bullpens," 29 Sep. 2019 An official offer could now be made next week, if RMC's report is anything to go by, with Barcelona hopeful a large chunk of cash, plus Coutinho, is enough to tempt PSG into selling their troublesome poster boy. SI.com, "Barcelona 'Accelerate' Neymar Transfer Plans With Philippe Coutinho in Mix for PSG Switch," 11 Aug. 2019 Looking beyond the illustrious trio, the eye settles on Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas -- the poster boys for the post-Big Three generation. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Wimbledon 2019: Britain's tennis love-in and the quest for grand slam glory," 1 July 2019 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, BostonGlobe.com, "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, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga County jail should have never become a prison: Phillip Morris," 1 Sep. 2019

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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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