American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A child who appears on a poster as a member of a group benefitted by a charitable organization: a poster child for muscular distrophy.
- n. A person who is a prominent example or type of something: "He was a living poster child for the evil potential of inherited wealth” ( Jim Harrison).
- n. a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes
“In Las Vegas, the poster child of the Sun Belt's real-estate bust, the foreclosure rate was 12%, more than 80% of homes are worth less than their mortgages and values are down more than 50% from their peak.”
“This one seems more about the protest as Dylan was becoming the poster child for the folk-movement.”
“Sophistication, with an elegant beauty, is how I would describe the poster child for aristocrats in the Michigan area.”
“Dow, evil-corporation poster child of the 1960s, produced the napalm used against soldiers, civilians, and landscape in Vietnam.”
“Having become a poster child for today’s overweight and diseased norm at an early age—and gotten out alive and transformed—I wanted to share an abbreviated tour of my detour-filled journey to my own perfect way to eat.”
“The dancers looked barely old enough to be out of high school, and Officer Marten, twenty-two and just out of the academy, looked like a poster child for Teen magazine.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘poster child’.
Mostly awful and political.
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Words that contain the letters "post" in that order, etymology not important.
A list of words I encountered in March 2013
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