peace symbol


: the symbol ☮ used to signify peace

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the forefront, Augustin lifted his fingers in the peace symbol. Francesca Street, CNN, 16 Mar. 2023 The rock has also been changed in recent years to a peace symbol and a pro-marijuana message. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Aug. 2022 The boat, recognizable by a giant white peace symbol and Veterans for Peace logo on its red sails, arrived here after a stop in Oceanside. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Feb. 2022 In the pic, Davidson throws a middle finger to the camera while Kardashian West puts up a peace symbol and makes a kiss face. Kaitlyn Frey,, 18 Nov. 2021 Origami peace cranes are an international peace symbol in tribute to a young Japanese girl named Sadako. Mort Mazor,, 5 Mar. 2021 From the colorful wears and peace symbol necklaces of hippies to the all-black ensembles and afro picks of Black Panthers, clothing also tells the story of the time. Travel + Leisure, 23 Aug. 2020 The group went on to respond on the social media platform, replying with a peace symbol emoji and a pair of red hearts. Maria Pasquini,, 31 July 2020 That, and ride more dirt, stay way over on pavement, don’t engage negatively with haters (the peace symbol is better than the bird), and put a light on your bike. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, 9 July 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Peace symbol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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