peace sign


Definition of peace sign

1 : a sign made by holding the palm outward and forming a V with the index and middle fingers and used to indicate the desire for peace

Examples of peace sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the photo the mural is based off of, Kor is smiling, wearing her distinctive monochromatic blue outfit, and making a peace sign. Jordan Erb, The Indianapolis Star, "‘Larger than life’: Mural of Holocaust survivor Eva Kor coming to downtown Indianapolis," 12 Oct. 2020 On Friday, a fresh selection of fan photos with Harry Styles surfaced online, one of which showed him wearing a face mask and gloves at an airport in Naples, Italy, throwing up a peace sign. Eliza Huber,, "Instagram’s Favorite Jewelry Brand Is Now Harry Styles-Approved," 28 Sep. 2020 The design is centered around a big hand making the peace sign and surrounded by words of hope, including peace, love and faith. Hannah Drown, cleveland, "Sneak peek at Mapleside Farms’ Pumpkin Village before Friday’s opening: Attractions, new socially-distanced drive-up experience," 15 Sep. 2020 Another Lindsay aide decided to go to the roof to lower the flag again, mockingly flashing a peace sign at the hard hats, which further angered the crowd. Vincent J. Cannato, National Review, "When the Silent Majority Rioted in New York City," 3 Sep. 2020 Last year, Victoria shared a photo of her daughter posing in front of pictures of her mother and former bandmate Mel C, holding up the peace sign. Ally Mauch,, "'Posh and Baby Posh'! Victoria Beckham Channels Spice Girls with Daughter Harper in Sweet Selfie," 26 Aug. 2020 There’s a peace sign, some skulls, a giant dinosaur, a young couple stuck in a kiss. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "Need something to do with your kids? Take them to see famous art recreated with Legos.," 5 July 2020 In one of the pictures, the Poosh founder flashes a peace sign at the camera while cleaning up in front of a bathroom sink. Gabrielle Chung,, "Kourtney Kardashian Shares Photos That Son Reign, 5, Took of Her During Family Trip to Wyoming," 22 June 2020 So Jackson took the day off from her job as an accountant at a hospice organization and put on some peace sign earrings and a T-shirt from the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. Akilah Johnson, ProPublica, "On the Minds of Black Lives Matter Protesters: A Racist Health System," 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of peace sign

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Oct 2020

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“Peace sign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of peace sign

: a sign that you make by holding your hand up with the palm facing away from you and with only the two fingers that are closest to your thumb pointing upward in the shape of a V

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