poster boy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poster boy a male poster child
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Usage

In literature:

Black Care does not sit behind English posters, eh, my boy?
"Lucretia, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Even the posters, on the walls, of the woman saying, "Go, my boy," leered at me.
"Echoes of the War" by J. M. Barrie
Shall he print posters of a great mass-meeting to organize a boys' club?
"The Minister and the Boy" by Allan Hoben
You boys get behind the four-poster and wait until I give you your cue.
"The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border" by Gerald Breckenridge
The bed was a huge four poster, and stood so high that the boys had to give a spring in order to climb in.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
Gar Dosson, glaring at the boy, steadies himself on his right leg, and diving deep in his left hand pocket, draws forth a large bill or poster.
"Shadows of Shasta" by Joaquin Miller
The boy laid the poster on the table where she could read it again, word for word.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
A stub of a root and two scrawny plum branches would at any time arouse my imagination like the circus posters' appeal to a boy.
"Dwarf Fruit Trees" by F. A. Waugh
Thus health and strength he to a third age enjoys, And sees a long posterity of boys.
"The Oxford Book of Latin Verse" by Various
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In poetry:

Close up! Close up! Stand firm, my boys,
Now be steady, men, steady and think of our joys;
If we only conquer the Russians this day,
Our fame will be handed down to posterity for ever and aye.
"The Battle of Alma" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A Poster Boy 's Retro Space Out.
Carter is poster boy for racism.
A-Rod: Poster Boy for How Men Shouldn't Tie Their Scarves.
Just ask Poster Boy , the Matisse of subway-ad mash-ups.
I'm a Poster Boy for Believing.
Poster boy for abusive attitude.
A Poster Boy On the Move.
Jose Rodriguez, Poster Boy .
Borgman, the poster boy for Boise State football special teams.
But the Indians' poster boy for the changeup is Mitch Talbot, who thinks of it has his best pitch.
Latin American politicos become love child poster boys.
You wouldn't necessarily think of Backstreet Boys and Christmas mixed together unless you were a teen girl in the 90's waiting for some kind of t-shirt, poster, etc.
FSU kicker Dustin Hopkins is another poster boy for ACC football.
A group of protesters have taken to the second floor of the capitol promoting a higher tax rate for the rich using Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney as their poster boy for the 1%, creepily.
Barbs traded on 'poster boy' quip .
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