[ fing-ger-peynt ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌpeɪnt /

verb (used with or without object)

to paint by using finger paints.

Origin of finger-paint

First recorded in 1950–55

Definition for finger painting (2 of 2)

finger paint


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

Origin of finger paint

First recorded in 1945–50

OTHER WORDS FROM finger paint

finger painting, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for finger painting

finger painting


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