Definition of poster child in English:

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poster child


North American
A person or thing that epitomizes or represents a specified quality, cause, etc. the antiglobalization movement’s poster child she’s the poster child for cosmetic surgery the poster child of gluten-free grains, quinoa is a wonderful light, fluffy grain
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  • Were there an Over-Clickers Anonymous, I could be their poster child.
  • I develop a soft spot for the domestic diva because I believe that she's being made out as a poster child for corporate misbehavior.
  • You became the poster child for every me-first, self-absorbed professional athlete on the planet.


1930s: from the use of appealing children in charitable print advertisements.

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Syllabification: post·er child

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