Ficoes
Fico Fi"co, n.; pl. {Ficoes}. [It., a fig, fr. L.ficus. See {Fig}.] A fig; an insignificant trifle, no more than the snap of one's thumb; a sign of contempt made by the fingers, expressing. A fig for you. [1913 Webster]

Steal! foh, a fico for the phrase. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fico — Fi co, n.; pl. {Ficoes}. [It., a fig, fr. L.ficus. See {Fig}.] A fig; an insignificant trifle, no more than the snap of one s thumb; a sign of contempt made by the fingers, expressing. A fig for you. [1913 Webster] Steal! foh, a fico for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fico — noun (plural ficoes) Etymology: obsolete fico, obscene gesture of contempt, modification of Italian fica fig, vulva, gesture of contempt, from Vulgar Latin *fica fig more at fig Date: 1585 archaic fig 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fico — /fee koh/, n., pl. ficoes. fig1 (def. 4). [1570 80; < It fico, fica FIG1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fico — /ˈfikoʊ/ (say feekoh) noun (plural ficoes) Obsolete the merest trifle. {Italian, from Latin fīcus fig} …   Australian English dictionary

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