middle finger

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of middle finger

: the midmost of the five digits of the hand

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First Known Use of middle finger

before 12th century


MIDDLE FINGER Defined for English Language Learners

middle finger

noun

Definition of middle finger for English Language Learners

  • : the long finger that is the middle one of the five fingers of the hand


MIDDLE FINGER Defined for Kids

middle finger

noun

Definition of middle finger for Students

: the long finger that is the middle one of the five fingers of the hand

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middle finger

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medical Definition of middle finger

: the midmost of the five digits of the hand

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