fore·​fin·​ger | \ ˈfȯr-ˌfiŋ-gər How to pronounce forefinger (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Step 2: Apply Soap to the Stain Using your thumb and forefinger, rub a small amount of liquid soap, such as hand or dish soap, into the fabric. Jolie Kerr, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Aug. 2022 The artist, born Maria Kelly, starts our call with a blunt held between her index and forefinger, laughing in the passenger seat. Melanie Curry, ELLE, 23 July 2022 Because Fry must be taken alive to be persuaded to talk, Kane climbs down the forefinger to try to rescue him. Dennis Mclellan, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2021 Raise your thumb and forefinger and leave just a sliver of light between the two. oregonlive, 8 July 2022 Some of the demonstrators and many of the protest’s leaders held out their thumb and forefinger in the shape of the letter L. Vanessa Garcia, Washington Post, 1 July 2022 Remove suckers by pinching them off with your thumb and forefinger or use a pair of clean, sharp pruners. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 June 2022 Closest to us was the smallest peak, Cima Piccola, which looks a bit like a fist with a thumb and half a forefinger sticking up. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 Some of my earliest memories involve repeatedly slamming a sticky forefinger onto the Rewind and Play buttons of a two-tone Fisher-Price cassette player. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, 26 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of forefinger

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Forefinger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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