middle finger

noun

Definition of middle finger

: the midmost of the five digits of the hand

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The racist fan made a crude gesture with his middle finger behind Romero and her family when the family took a selfie together, Romero wrote in a Facebook post that's been shared more than 115,000 times. Ryan Prior, CNN, "The Texas Rangers banned a fan after a Hispanic family said he harassed them at a game," 9 Aug. 2019 Police images of their arrest show Elder with a partially missing middle finger. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Bay Area teen accused of killing Italian cop was charged with assault in San Francisco," 31 July 2019 Odorizzi, an all-star starter before developing a blister on his right middle finger, will start Saturday in the second game of a big series for the Twins right out of the four-day all-star break. John Shipley, Twin Cities, "Twins: Focus on pitch selection paying off for Miguel Sano," 11 July 2019 Mad’s April 1974 cover boiled the entire sensibility down into a single outrageous image: an upraised middle finger. David Von Drehle, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Mad magazine is dying — maybe we should worry," 7 July 2019 And Phair continued to confound, embracing aspects of dance pop that served as a tuneful middle finger to a world that proclaimed to be open to anything, but was in fact rife with aesthetic fundamentalism. John Adamian, courant.com, "Female rockers Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge and Liz Phair at Foxwoods," 21 June 2019 Right-hander Rookie Davis, who started the game Friday night, went on the IL with a blister on his middle finger. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 5, Pirates 3: Zach Davies becomes first starter in club history to start season 7-0," 8 June 2019 Start chest compression using your two middle fingers and press down the center of the baby's chest. Maria Elena Vizcaino, Dallas News, "'Everyone is vulnerable to it': Experts warn about the risk hot cars pose for children," 16 July 2019 Otherwise, Renata Klein and her speedy middle finger will never break. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "The Big Little Lies Finale Is Coming — Which Of The Monterey Five Will Spill The Lie?," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of middle finger

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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middle finger

noun

English Language Learners Definition of middle finger

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

middle finger

noun

Kids Definition of middle finger

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

middle finger

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Medical Definition of middle finger

: the midmost of the five digits of the hand

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