index finger

noun

Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb

called also forefinger

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Raising his right index finger toward Putin, Trump repeated himself, while turning to watch the reporters depart. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Trump, Putin joke about media, election meddling at G20," 28 June 2019 Enriquez said of his travel plans, rubbing his index finger and thumb together in the universal symbol of under the table payoffs. Dudley Althaus, ExpressNews.com, "Migration slows in Mexico. But will it last?," 23 June 2019 Rabbi Goldstein, who was shot in the hands and lost his right index finger, wrapped his bloody wounds in a prayer shawl and rallied his congregation outside. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Heroism at the Synagogue," 29 Apr. 2019 Dip your index finger into the meringue and rub it between your finger and thumb. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: For a glorious summer dessert, make individual Pavlovas topped with berries and cream," 10 June 2019 Gather each curl from the bottom around your index finger, roll it upward, and flatten it onto your scalp. Glamour, "How to Keep Curls Overnight Without Losing Their Shape," 14 May 2019 But with Index, Valve demonstrates making horns with your index finger and pinky, as well as opening and closing your fist one finger at a time. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Valve's $999 Index VR headset promises 'high-fidelity virtual reality' with revolutionary controls," 30 Apr. 2019 Images of the aftermath posted on Facebook May 30 by a friend, Dalton Dorris, show an index finger that appears to be rotting. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "‘Horrifying’ photos show result when man tried to ignore a ‘baby rattlesnake’ bite," 4 June 2019 While Legend opted for just the set of names, Teigen added on a small heart on the inside of her index finger—a loving touch indeed. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Just Got Matching Tattoos," 4 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of index finger

1849, in the meaning defined above

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index finger

noun

English Language Learners Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb

index finger

noun

Kids Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb

index finger

noun

Medical Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb

called also forefinger

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