thumbs-up

noun \ ˈthəmz-ˈəp \

Definition of thumbs-up

: an instance or gesture of approval or encouragement

First Known Use of thumbs-up

1892

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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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