middle finger

noun

Definition of middle finger

: the midmost of the five digits of the hand

Examples of middle finger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One tense moment came when the driver in a police caravan led by vehicles marked as belonging to the city of Shaker Heights gave the middle finger to protesters near East Boulevard and Hazel Drive. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Protests outside first presidential debate in Cleveland remain peaceful despite few tense moments," 30 Sep. 2020 The three righthanders pretty much were the favorites to pitch in the wild-card series, especially once righthander Jake Odorizzi had his candidacy spoiled by a blister on his middle finger. La Velle E. Neal Iii, Star Tribune, "Twins lineup continues to be juggled," 23 Sep. 2020 Officers with the Ann Arbor Police Department in Michigan have reported that drivers pass police cars with a middle finger raised or shouting profanities, according to Lt. Mike Scherba, who leads the department’s special services section. Jessica Wolfrom, Washington Post, "Dwindling ranks and declining public trust plague police agencies amid summer of protests," 18 Sep. 2020 It’s this: Some Pac-12 Conference coaches are busy giving conference headquarters the middle finger. John Canzano, oregonlive, "Canzano: Six games? Eight? Pac-12 Conference football plan laced with coach frustration," 19 Sep. 2020 The photo of Stallworth giving the middle finger to the Trump bumper stick gained traction when it was shared Sept. 11 by Paul Lemon, a Fort Worth, Texas, resident who has about 19,000 Facebook followers. S. Wayne Carter Jr., baltimoresun.com, "After photo of teacher giving finger to Trump sticker goes viral, John Carroll School dismisses her, changes social media policies," 17 Sep. 2020 Oliveira made local news last year for repeatedly using profanity and flipping the middle finger to fellow school committee members during meetings. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, "Massachusetts man erects electric fence protecting Trump 2020 lawn sign," 15 Sep. 2020 Another protester could be seen giving an elderly couple the middle finger before someone else walks over to the pair, takes what appears to be a full glass of beer and drinks the entire glass. Fox News, "Pittsburgh cops investigate video appearing to show protesters clash with diners," 7 Sep. 2020 Others waved their middle finger and held signs of opposition. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Donald Trump blames 'anti-American riots' for unrest in Kenosha, doesn't focus on Blake or Rittenhouse shootings," 1 Sep. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20finger. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for middle finger

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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