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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).

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  • n. One who is a prototypical or quintessential example of something.

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  • n. a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes

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