Origin of index finger

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for index finger

index finger

noun

the finger next to the thumbAlso called: forefinger

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Medicine definitions for index finger

index finger

n.

The finger next to the thumb.first finger forefinger

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