middle finger

noun

: the midmost of the five digits of the hand

Examples of middle finger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vermont to pay $175,000 after man charged for raising middle finger at state trooper ACLU accused trooper of violating of First and Fourth Amendment rights. Taylor Lorenz, Washington Post, 27 June 2024 In one picture Rhett could be seen playfully putting her ring finger up while Stough showed his middle finger, and the singer could also be seen riding a horse while his fiancée rested a hand on the saddle. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 21 June 2024 The driver then ran over the front wheel and past the light as the cyclist displayed two middle fingers as the vehicle passed him. Louis Casiano, Fox News, 20 June 2024 One driver rolled down his window to stick out his middle finger at the Chabad house while his passenger did the same toward the protestors in Dunn Meadow. Bradley Hohulin, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for middle finger 

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of middle finger was before the 12th century

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“Middle finger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20finger. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

middle finger

noun
: the third finger of the hand if the thumb is counted as the first

Medical Definition

middle finger

noun
: the midmost of the five digits of the hand
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