V sign
noun Date: 1942 a sign made by raising the index and middle fingers in a V and used as a victory salute or a gesture of approval

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • V-sign — V signs 1) N COUNT In Britain, a V sign is a rude gesture which is made by sticking up your first two fingers in a V shape, with the palm of your hand facing you. 2) N COUNT A V sign is a gesture which is made by sticking up your first two… …   English dictionary

  • V sign — [ vi ,saın ] noun singular 1. ) a sign meaning victory or peace, made by raising your first finger and middle finger in the shape of a V with the back of your hand turned toward you 2. ) BRITISH a rude sign made by raising your first finger and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • V-sign — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a sign resembling the letter V made with the first two fingers pointing up and the back of the hand facing outwards, used as a gesture of abuse or contempt. 2) a similar sign made with the palm of the hand facing outwards, used as …   English terms dictionary

  • V sign — [ˈvi: saın] n 1.) a sign meaning peace or victory, made by holding up the first two fingers of your hand with the front of the hand facing forwards 2.) BrE a rude sign made by holding up the first two fingers of your hand with the back of your… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • V sign — n. [V(ictory)] a gesture made by raising the hand with the middle and index fingers separated to form a V, showing a wish for victory or success or expressing approval …   English World dictionary

  • V sign — For the V sign of dermatomyositis, see Shawl sign. An investigator flashes victory signs upon the 2006 arrival of material gathered by the Stardust spacecraft at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. The V sign is a hand gesture in which the index… …   Wikipedia

  • V-sign —    The quintessential British offensive *gesture for most of the 20th century, formed by holding up a hand with the middle and index finger upright in a V shape, the thumb and other two fingers curled into the palm; the palm facing towards the… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • V sign — n. to give, make the V sign * * * make the V sign to give …   Combinatory dictionary

  • V sign — sign of victory, sign made with two finger spread apart in the form of a V …   English contemporary dictionary

  • V sign — noun a sign (for victory); making a V with the index and middle fingers • Hypernyms: ↑gesture, ↑motion * * * noun, pl ⋯ signs [count] 1 : a sign that is made by holding your hand up with your palm facing out and your index and middle fingers in a …   Useful english dictionary

  • V sign — UK / US noun [singular] 1) a sign meaning victory or peace, made by raising your first finger and middle finger in the shape of a V with the back of your hand turned towards you 2) British a rude sign made by raising your first finger and middle… …   English dictionary

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