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

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But recent activity on Cravens’ Twitter account (@iammsuzy) — deleting all previous tweets and any affiliation with the Broncos while posting a peace sign emoji — suggests his status with the team might have changed. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "10 Broncos to watch on the roster bubble in preseason finale vs. Cardinals," 28 Aug. 2019 Rose concluded the tweet, signing off with a peace sign emoji. Ashley Boucher,, "Shep Rose Says He ‘Never Intended to Hurt Anyone’ After Mocking Woman Collecting Cans, Deletes Twitter," 9 Aug. 2019 As the slideshow went on, North became increasingly warier of Saint, who was throwing up a peace sign in the second snapshot while his big sister looked down. Claudia Harmata,, "Kim Kardashian West Shares Video of 'Brave' Daughter Chicago, 19 Months, Playing with a Snake," 21 Aug. 2019 Cars driving by honked support and activists responded with fists and the peace sign. Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post, "Protesters flock to NRA headquarters to demand stronger gun laws," 5 Aug. 2019 Collections of stars, peace signs, flowers, food and even electric plugs blend together with shots of superstar friends and exotic locales. Jordan Runtagh,, "Starr Man: Inside Ringo's 30-Year Odyssey with His All-Starr Band," 19 Aug. 2019 The hands represent diversity, and the peace sign will be filled with three flags, the girl explained: the Israeli; the red, white and blue stars and stripes of the U.S. flag; and the black, white, green and red flag representing Palestine. Marie Fazio,, "Palestinian, Israeli and Chicago teens paint for peace in Pilsen," 26 July 2019 Each crosswalk has its own symbol: a heart, a peace sign, a music note and a dancing pedestrian figure. Susannah Bryan,, "These funky murals are for the streets. And maybe they’ll kick drivers into slow gear.," 4 Aug. 2019 Thursday afternoon in a Pilsen park, a Palestinian girl carefully painted the blue stripes of the Israeli flag, part of a larger canvas mural depicting two different-colored hands holding a peace sign. Marie Fazio,, "Palestinian, Israeli and Chicago teens paint for peace in Pilsen," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of peace sign

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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