peace sign

noun

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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Devon Windsor threw up the peace sign while getting ready. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Instagrams from the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," 9 Nov. 2018 The runway ended triumphantly with Delevigne throwing up peace signs to the cameras, and a unanimous standing ovation from the audience. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Karl Lagerfeld's Final Chanel Show Was a Snowy Winter Wonderland," 5 Mar. 2019 And with that, Swanepoel presses a fine translucent powder onto her skin and flashes a peace sign at the camera—because for this Victoria’s Secret Angel, every day is lights, camera, action. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Candice Swanepoel Reveals Her Magic Concealer Trick—and the Drugstore Lip Balm She Swears By," 19 Oct. 2018 Grande, 25, wrote in the comments adding prayer hand emojis as well as engagement ring emojis, and peace signs. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Justin Bieber Confirms Engagement to Hailey Baldwin: 'My Heart Is Completely and Fully Yours'," 9 July 2018 The restaurant is known for its hippie decor, much of it donated by fans, and from-scratch comfort food like steaks branded with peace signs, Wavy Gravy Fries and Lava Lamp Wings dripping with garlic hot sauce. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Tie Dye Grill is closing, for good this time. Say goodbye to one of Indy's best tenderloins.," 9 July 2018 To borrow a phrase from Gossip Girl... spotted: D. flashing peace signs at Google Maps. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, "Did Google Maps Accidentally Capture "13 Reasons Why" While They Were Filming Season 1?," 19 June 2018 From faces and hearts on large buildings' inner pillars to a hat on a curbside fire hydrant, to a robot, haloed in pink, flashing a peace sign from a cinder-block wall, his images show a vast city-scape of possibility. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "4,000 miles of Detroit art: A man with a camera, a bicycle and a goal," 5 July 2018 Posing for photos with a peace sign and one leg kicked high, the disco bride look signalled the fun to come at the couples post-nuptial party. Anna Millard, refinery29.com, "Kaley Cuoco Is Married & Her Reception Outfit Stole The Show," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of peace sign

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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peace sign

noun

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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