thumbs-down

noun
\ ˈthəmz-ˈdau̇n How to pronounce thumbs-down (audio) \

Definition of thumbs-down

: an instance or gesture of rejection, disapproval, or condemnation

First Known Use of thumbs-down

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thumbs-down was in 1889

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“Thumbs-down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thumbs-down. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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thumbs-down

noun

English Language Learners Definition of thumbs-down

: a gesture in which you hold your hand out with your thumb pointed down in order to say no, to show disapproval, etc.

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