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finger-paint

[fing-ger-peynt]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to paint by using finger paints.

Origin of finger-paint

First recorded in 1950–55

finger paint

noun
  1. a jellylike paint, used chiefly by children in painting, usually with their fingers.

Origin of finger paint

First recorded in 1945–50
Related formsfinger painting, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for finger painting

finger painting

noun
  1. the process or art of painting with finger paints of starch, glycerine, and pigments, using the fingers, hand, or arm
  2. a painting made in this way
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