Definition of Poster child

1. Noun. A child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes. "She was the poster child for muscular dystrophy"

Generic synonyms: Child, Fry, Kid, Minor, Nestling, Nipper, Shaver, Small Fry, Tiddler, Tike, Tyke, Youngster
Specialized synonyms: Poster Boy, Poster Girl



Definition of Poster child

1. Noun. (idiomatic) One who is a prototypical or quintessential example of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Poster Child

postemancipation
postembryonal
postembryonic
postemergence
postemergency
postencephalitic
postencephalitis
postentries
postentry
postepileptic
postepisode
postepistemological
poster board
poster boy
poster child (current term)
poster children
poster color
poster colour
poster girl
poster paint
posterboard
posterboards
postered
postering
posterior
posterior auricular muscle
posterior cardinal vein
posterior cerebral artery
posterior chamber

Literary usage of Poster child

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Play Nice, Make Money by W. T. McKibben (2007)
"Ludwig van Beethoven CHAPTER FIFTEEN THE poster child It's tough to create an ethical culture; for some it's tougher. I had a month from the time I accepted ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2005)
"Costa Rica has been described as the "poster child" for ecological protection for the world, and with that label comes ..."

3. Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act: Congressional Hearing edited by Bill McCollum (2002)
"He was, as he described it, a "poster child" for his captors—a prominent American journalist, helpless at the hands of the "Islamic jihad"—and they had ..."

4. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology by Nist, Board on Assessment of NIST Programs, ebrary, Inc, National Research Council (U.S.) (2005)
"... "poster child" in the customer-service domain. Its output is highly prized by the automotive industry in particular. The forming group has been focusing ..."

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