verb (used with or without object)

to paint by using finger paints.

Nearby words

  1. finger reading,
  2. finger tight,
  3. finger trouble,
  4. finger wave,
  5. finger-nose test,
  6. finger-pointing,
  7. finger-thumb reflex,
  8. finger-to-finger test,
  9. fingerboard,
  10. fingerbreadth

Origin of finger-paint

First recorded in 1950–55

finger paint


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

Origin of finger paint

First recorded in 1945–50

Related formsfinger painting, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019