poster girl

noun

: a female poster child

Examples of poster girl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The poster girl for Vogue World: Paris closed out the Place Vendôme fashion spectacular—which saw her trot around the perimeter with horsey pal Kendall Jenner—then hot-footed it to host the after-party with Edward Enninful. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 24 June 2024 Caitlin Clark has had it with being the poster girl for everyone’s agenda. Bruce Haring, Deadline, 13 June 2024 Mere weeks ago, Kate Moss–who alongside the unofficial Queen of Camden Lock Amy Winehouse, became the poster girl of indie-cool in the noughties–was seen shopping in the Cotswolds in a pair of low-rise (!) stonewashed skinny jeans, ballet flats and RayBans. Laura Hawkins, Vogue, 11 Apr. 2024 The ultimate poster girl for the style, though, is—of course—Princess Diana, who wore the divisive footwear over and over again in her early days as a royal. Nuria Luis, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2024 There is a reason why J Law is considered a poster girl for the Olsens’s most exclusive designs. Daniel Rodgers, Vogue, 29 Feb. 2024 Its poster girl might be Julia Roberts on a life-affirming voyage around Italy, India and Bali in the film version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel Eat, Pray, Love, or Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet in The Holiday, memorably swapping Surrey and Los Angeles homes in the grip of heartbreak. Jessica Burrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Feb. 2024 Ghesquière’s brilliant confections have found the perfect poster girl who also dreams big. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 18 Feb. 2024 Zendaya, whose best accessory is Timothée Chalamet, is the perfect poster girl for this new dawn at Alaïa which, while paying homage to Azzedine, resolutely drives the house forward for clients like herself who lust after newness. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poster girl was in 1896

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“Poster girl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poster%20girl. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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