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 The flag that hangs now carries the same message but without the middle finger. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 6 Oct. 2021 As seen in a photo shared by Woodley, the design sits on the inside of the athlete's middle finger. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 28 Sep. 2021 To his fans, Diaz is an attitude personified: A glowering stare, a middle finger, a constant aggravation with all authority that plays superbly among fans of this highly individual, violent sport. oregonlive, 25 Sep. 2021 That campaign included pop-ups all around Los Angeles, a whale sand sculpture, and an ice cream truck with a driving route in the outline of a middle finger. Nick Romano, EW.com, 19 Sep. 2021 Heather and Frances both come to Carmel’s defense, and Jessica makes her hatred of Lars known; that jaunty middle finger from Samara Weaving is gold. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 19 Aug. 2021 An ambulance bleeped its sirens and truck driver after truck driver yanked on their horns — until every so often, an angry voice cut through the traffic and a middle finger jutted out the car window. Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2021 My favorite moment came the next day, after the women’s street event, when Alexis Sablone, who’d placed fourth, nonchalantly flipped the middle finger in a group photo with her U.S. teammates. Nic Dobija-nootens, The Atlantic, 5 Aug. 2021 Rogers' left middle finger is still being evaluated by specialists, Falvey said, and no decision has been made about how to repair the pulley tendon. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of middle finger

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2021

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“Middle finger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20finger. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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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

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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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