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finger paint

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

First recorded in 1945–50

OTHER WORDS FROM finger paint

finger painting, noun

Other definitions for finger paint (2 of 2)

finger-paint
[ 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
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