peace sign

noun
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

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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First Known Use of peace sign

1968

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PEACE SIGN Defined for English Language Learners

peace sign

Definition of peace sign for English Language Learners

  • : 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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