a person who appears on a poster
a person who typifies or represents a particular characteristic, cause, opinion, etc: a poster girl for late motherhood
- US equivalent: poster child
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How to use poster boy in a sentence
It just came at a time when people were ready to say, “Yeah, this movie can be our poster boy.”The Great Character Actor: Guy Pearce on His Brilliant Career, From ‘Priscilla’ to ‘The Rover’ | Richard Porton | May 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are trying to make him the poster boy for their anti-abortion, anti-same sex [marriage] agenda.After a Tense Year, NYU and Chen Guangcheng Part Ways | Josh Rogin | July 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Manning is too easy to turn into a poster boy, an easy icon, a cause.Exclusive: Former WikiLeaks Employee James Ball Describes Working With Julian Assange | James Ball | May 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Evidently, Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz in short order made himself into a poster boy for fettered capitalism.
But in Wisconsin, native son and right-wing poster-boy Paul Ryan may have made the difference.