middle finger
noun Date: before 12th century the midmost of the five digits of the hand

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • middle finger — noun count the longest finger on your hand, which is in the middle next to your FOREFINGER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • middle finger — n the longest finger on your hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • middle finger — n the midmost of the five digits of the hand * * * digitus medius manus …   Medical dictionary

  • Middle finger — This article is about the human digit. For the vulgar gesture, see Finger (gesture). Middle finger Middle finger Latin digitus medius The middle finge …   Wikipedia

  • middle finger — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms middle finger : singular middle finger plural middle fingers the longest finger on your hand, which is in the middle next to your forefinger …   English dictionary

  • middle finger — noun a) The finger between the forefinger and the ring finger; this is the longest finger. Her whole way of being is a big middle finger to the other guy. b) An obscene gesture directed towards another as an insult. Syn: digit III …   Wiktionary

  • middle finger — noun the second finger; between the index finger and the ring finger • Hypernyms: ↑finger …   Useful english dictionary

  • middle finger — noun (C) the longest finger, which is the middle one of the five fingers on your hand …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • middle finger — the finger between the forefinger and the third finger. [bef. 1000; ME, OE] * * * …   Universalium

  • middle finger — mid′dle fin′ger n. anat. the finger between the forefinger and the third finger • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • middle finger — third finger of the hand …   English contemporary dictionary

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