thumbs–up

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noun \-ˈəp\

Definition of thumbs–up

  1. :  an instance or gesture of approval or encouragement

1892

First Known Use of thumbs–up

1892


THUMBS–UP Defined for English Language Learners

thumbs–up

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noun \-ˈəp\

Definition of thumbs–up for English Language Learners

  • : a gesture in which you hold your hand out with your thumb pointed up in order to say yes, to show approval, etc.

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