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English noun: poster child

1. poster child (person) a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes

SamplesShe was the poster child for muscular dystrophy.

Broader (hypernym)child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster

Narrower (hyponym)poster boy, poster girl

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