- the finger between the forefinger and the third finger.
Origin of middle finger
before 1000; Middle English, Old English
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Examples from the Web for middle finger
At the end, the two embraced and Eminem flicked off the crowd, a middle-finger mea culpa.Eminem’s Homophobic ‘Rap God’ Lyrics Are Getting a Free Pass
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Why else do you think the middle-finger is the universal symbol of defiance?Telling the Boss Off
January 16, 2010
He put his middle-finger on his mouth, and with the other hand he cast some beans behind him.