Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Avoid these words. Seriously.

trigger finger

noun
1.
any finger, usually the forefinger, that presses the trigger of a gun.
2.
either forefinger, depending on which hand is dominant.
3.
Pathology. difficulty in straightening or bending a ring finger, caused by inflammation and thickening of its tendon.
Origin of trigger finger
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for trigger finger
Historical Examples

Word of the Day

Nearby words for trigger finger

Word Value for trigger

9
11
Scrabble Words With Friends