peace sign


: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than numbers, a total of 31 emojis — including a four-leaf clover, a peace sign, a Rolex coronet or the heart shown here — are seen in the date window at 3 o’clock, surrounded by indices in multicolored baguette-cut sapphires. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Apr. 2023 These include a kissy face, a four-leaf clover, a heart, and a peace sign. WIRED, 29 Mar. 2023 In the Spirit Dressed in bright colors, Alessandra Ambrosio flashes a peace sign while celebrating Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Feb. 21. People Staff, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2023 During the search for the missing Bailey, an investigator noticed a Snapchat message by Fucci showing him in the backseat of a patrol car taking a selfie and holding up a peace sign. C. A. Bridges, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2023 Using his cellphone, Calderón photographed some of her tattoos, including a miniature dinosaur and a Joker face, and her metal necklace, bearing a peace sign inside a heart. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2023 Jin shared a photo on Instagram showing him in camouflage fatigues, holding up a peace sign, with J-Hope and Jimin on either side. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 6 Mar. 2023 Among the assorted sundries inside my pack was a bohemian leather jacket, a full-sized towel, and a child-sized sleeping bag, covered in a purple paisley print with peace signs, from the sale bin at a suburban H&M. David wasn’t aware that this was my first backpacking excursion. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 1 Feb. 2023 Rochelle, who also shares 5-year-old daughter Lyric Dean with McLean, shared a cute picture of Elliott holding up a peace sign while smiling in a Britney Spears t-shirt. Georgia Slater, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of peace sign was in 1968

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“Peace sign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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