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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Grande, 25, wrote in the comments adding prayer hand emojis as well as engagement ring emojis, and peace signs. Alexia Fernandez,, "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,, "Kaley Cuoco Is Married & Her Reception Outfit Stole The Show," 1 July 2018 Within hours of the news breaking on Friday night, a unique drawing featuring the Eiffel Tower at the center of a peace sign started popping up all over Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Sarah Lindig, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Artist Behind the Eiffel Tower Peace Sign," 14 Nov. 2015 One Brazilian commentator thought the players were making a peace sign and applauded their attempts at Balkan reconciliation. James Montague, New York Times, "Politics Ensnare Mohamed Salah and Switzerland at the World Cup," 24 June 2018 Photos show Kennedy, with a bright smile, holding his fingers in a peace sign. USA TODAY, "A movement for 'America's promise'," 21 May 2018

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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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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