poster child


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poster child

n.
1. A child who appears on a poster as a member of a group benefited by a charitable organization: a poster child for muscular dystrophy.
2. 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).

post′er child`


n.
a person or thing that exemplifies or represents: She could be a poster child for good sportsmanship.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poster child - a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposesposter child - 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"
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
poster boy - a male poster child
poster girl - a female poster child
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