poster girl


: a female poster child

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fox, who was the poster girl in MGK’s teenage bedroom, previously announced her engagement to the musician in January 2022. Vulture, 12 Feb. 2023 Now Gen Z has found a new poster girl for vintage in the form of one Dua Lipa. Emily Chan, Glamour, 24 Aug. 2022 At 53, Catherine Zeta-Jones is an excellent poster girl for chic gothic glam IRL—take notes. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 6 Dec. 2022 Le Grand Strip has a lot of hot French vintage poster girl, New Wave–babe clothes and jewelry. Curbed, 1 Mar. 2022 Before she was known as the founder behind some of Huda Beauty’s most viral products—like the Easy Bake Loose Setting Powder or the eyeshadow palettes—Kattan was the poster girl for glam beauty. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 21 Dec. 2022 Despite being a poster girl for the Council’s greatest hits—Marc Jacobs! Faran Krentcil, ELLE, 5 Dec. 2022 Anne has long been a friend of the Italian house and is the perfect poster girl for Pierpaolo Piccioli’s bold use of block colors. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 13 June 2022 Her poor performance at work and constant tardiness (even to late dinner with gals), told me this well-meaning friend was far from being a poster girl of beauty and health. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 24 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of poster girl was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Poster girl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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