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 incident at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Brown removed his jersey, shoulder pads, undershirt and glove and gave the crowd a peace sign before leaving mid-game. NBC News, 3 Jan. 2022 In the third quarter in East Rutherford, N.J., Brown took off his helmet, jersey and shoulder pads, then shed his undershirt, before jogging to the visiting team’s locker room through the end zone while making a peace sign gesture. New York Times, 2 Jan. 2022 Brown's display included removing his jersey, his shoulder pads, his undershirt and his glove; giving the crowd a peace sign; and leaving MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. NBC News, 2 Jan. 2022 Taylor, 30, posted Sunday's Instagram photo from the emergency room bed flashing a peace sign with one hand, with an IV connected to the other arm. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 29 Nov. 2021 An hour after a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges related to his deadly shootings in August 2020, Mark Stach stood across from the courthouse steps and held a peace sign over his head. Madeline Buckley,, 20 Nov. 2021 The longtime partners were visiting London’s mom in the same Carlsbad neighborhood when Merritt zipped by and flashed them a peace sign. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Oct. 2021 In 2017 — more rides under her belt — Lynn had the peace sign idea. Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2021 Hunt cried as he was helped off, and still had a distressed looked on his face as he was carted to the locker room and gave the peace sign to fans who were cheering for him. cleveland, 17 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of peace sign

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of peace sign was in 1968

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24 Jan 2022

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“Peace sign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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