poster girl


Definition of poster girl

: a female poster child

Examples of poster girl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whatever that word is, Thomasin McKenzie’s character in Edgar Wright’s half-brilliant thriller Last Night in Soho—playing out of competition at the 78th Venice Film Festival—is the poster girl for it. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 4 Sep. 2021 Elsewhere, Barbie Ferreira and Dua Lipa were spotted wearing colorful eye shadow in shades of mellow green and frosted lilac, while Bella Hadid has become the Y2K poster girl with her thin brows and spiky updos. Kristen Bateman, Vogue, 16 Apr. 2021 Taking it all in her stride Being the poster girl for Black swimming while also studying towards a master's degree in social media and political communications might be overwhelming for some, but Dearing takes it all in her stride. Sammy Mngqosini, CNN, 17 Dec. 2020 Kidman has quickly become the poster girl for this relatively new form of upscale television. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2020 The millennial poster girl for beauty startup mania led her company to over $100 million in sales last year with new retail pop-ups and beauty products that the Instagram-obsessed will stand in lines for. Megan Ditrolio, Bobbie Gossage, Marie Claire, 17 Oct. 2019 The catch is that Mr. Incredible is too clumsy and careless as a hero: the Deavors want Elastigirl as their poster girl, given her far more surgical and studied form of heroism. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, 15 June 2018 From grunge poster girl Kirsten Owen's red-lipped return at Helmut Lang to Debra Shaw's regal, luminous look at Issey Miyake, these 17 supermodels are living proof that women get better with age. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 18 Jan. 2018 Equipped with a voice that elicits the smoky atmosphere of California, Del Rey has also positioned herself as the unofficial poster girl of vintage Americana. Efrain Dorado, RedEye Chicago, 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of poster girl

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of poster girl was in 1896

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“Poster girl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of poster girl

: a female poster child


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