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finger, the

noun phrase

  1. The act of identifying or pointing out potential loot, a hired killer's victim, a wanted criminal, etc (1920s+ Underworld)
  2. A lewd insulting gesture made by holding up the middle finger with the others folded down, and meaning ''fuck you'' or ''up yours''; the BIRD, one-finger salute (1950s+)

Related Terms

give someone the finger, put the finger on someone

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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