: an instance or gesture of approval or encouragement

Examples of thumbs-up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Dubois trade, MacLellan said, received a thumbs-up emoji from captain Alex Ovechkin. Bailey Johnson, Washington Post, 3 July 2024 In the photo, Connor gave a thumbs-up to the camera and wore some nice golfing attire. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 29 June 2024 The image showed a close-up of Rita making a thumbs-up gesture while wearing an orange blouse, green cap, and colorful jewelry. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 26 June 2024 There are dozens and dozens of big thumbs-ups from happy customers, but your eye keeps landing on the few cranky complaints. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 21 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for thumbs-up 

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thumbs-up was in 1892

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“Thumbs-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thumbs-up. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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