thumbs-up

noun
\ ˈthəmz-ˈəp How to pronounce thumbs-up (audio) \

Definition of thumbs-up

: an instance or gesture of approval or encouragement

First Known Use of thumbs-up

1892, in the meaning defined above

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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 22 Jan. 2022.

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thumbs-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of thumbs-up

: 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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