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give someone the bird

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give someone the bird

verb phrase

  1. To greet someone with boos, hisses, catcalls, etc (1922+ Vaudeville)
  2. (also give someone the bone) To show contempt and defiance by holding up the extended middle finger toward someone; flip the bird: Do you have to give everyone who cuts you off the bone? (1980s+ Students)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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