poster girl

noun

Definition of poster girl 

: a female poster child

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Irina Shayk is the unofficial poster girl for pulled-together, eternally glamorous beauty. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Irina Shayk Debuts a Bold New Bob for the DSquared2 Front Row," 18 June 2018 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, "With Incredibles 2, Pixar moves away from complicated emotions," 15 June 2018 As the poster girl of athleisure, Gigi Hadid has no shortage of sneakers. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid ’90s-Inspired Rave Sneakers Are Surprisingly Affordable," 31 May 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, "5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Haley Fohr," 9 Jan. 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 Supermodels Over 40 Who Have Ruled the Runway in Recent Years," 18 Jan. 2018 For the poster girl of athleisure, Gigi Hadid has been taking a decidedly more polished approach to her wardrobe this Fashion Week. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Takes Cargo Pants in a Polished New Direction in Paris," 28 Feb. 2018 Being thought of as a poster girl, in any situation, is a double-edged sword. Jillian Davison, Glamour, "Zendaya on Blackness, Beyoncé, and Telling Disney 'No'," 2 Oct. 2017 Denying this team of teenagers the opportunity to participate in a robotics competition seemed indefensible, making them poster girls for the pointlessness and cruelty of the Trump administration’s stance toward international visitors. Torie Bosch, Slate Magazine, "He wants praise for letting the Afghan girls’ robotics team into the United States. We shouldn’t give it to him.," 13 July 2017

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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poster girl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of poster girl

: a female poster child

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