publicity stunt

Definition of publicity stunt

  1. :  something done just to get the attention of the public Her antics on the show were just a publicity stunt.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the quality or state of being public

    :  an act or device designed to attract public interest

    :  information with news value issued as a means of gaining public attention or support

  1. :  to hinder the normal growth, development, or progress of

  1. :  one (such as an animal) that is stunted

    :  a check in growth

    :  a disease of plants (such as corn) in which dwarfing occurs

  1. :  an unusual or difficult feat requiring great skill or daring

    :  one performed or undertaken chiefly to gain attention or publicity

    :  a shifting or switching of the positions by defensive players at the line of scrimmage in football to disrupt the opponent's blocking efforts

  1. :  to perform or engage in a stunt

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a trip made at another's expense

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