V sign


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

Examples of V sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Laura Miller, a specialist in Japanese culture and linguistic anthropology at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, said the contemporary practice of making the V sign when posing for photographs originated with young women in Japan starting in the 1980s. Monique Woo, Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of V sign was in 1942

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“V sign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/V%20sign. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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