middle finger

noun

Definition of middle finger

: the midmost of the five digits of the hand

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Wearing a black, two-piece bikini, Giudice also sported several bracelets and ring on her middle finger but seemed to go without one important piece of jewelry: her wedding ring. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "RHONJ's Teresa Giudice Photographed Without Her Wedding Ring on Vacation in Mykonos," 27 Aug. 2019 With the Eagles, Gruden, working from the coaches booth, once exchanged middle fingers with Ricky Watters on the sideline over the running back’s dismay over not getting enough carries. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Raiders’ Gruden on ‘Hard Knocks’ portrayal: ‘I’m not as foul-mouthed as people think’," 17 Aug. 2019 Castillo was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a strained middle finger on his throwing hand. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Tatis’ selective stealing; Castillo back on IL; France on the move," 9 Aug. 2019 Injury updates: Tight end Ralph Taufa’asau is out for a month after undergoing surgery for a broken middle finger Monday. oregonlive.com, "Is Tristan Gebbia making a serious run at Jake Luton for Oregon State starting quarterback? It seems so: Day 4 recap," 5 Aug. 2019 When caught by Paparazzi, MGK proudly gave the cameras two middle fingers. Troy L. Smith, cleveland.com, "Are Machine Gun Kelly and Chantel Jeffries dating?," 5 July 2019 As helicopters carrying the Hong Kong and Chinese flag flew over, protesters gathered on the streets below waved middle fingers at them. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "Hong Kong police clash with protesters on anniversary of return to China," 30 June 2019 As helicopters carrying the Hong Kong and Chinese flag flew over, protesters gathered on the streets waved middle fingers at them. Shibani Mahtani, BostonGlobe.com, "Hong Kong police clash with protesters on anniversary of return to China," 30 June 2019 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

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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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