peace sign

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noun

a sign representing “peace,” made by extending the forefinger and middle finger upward in a V-shape with the palm turned outward.

Nearby words

  1. peace offensive,
  2. peace offering,
  3. peace officer,
  4. peace pipe,
  5. peace river,
  6. peace-keeping,
  7. peaceable,
  8. peaceably,
  9. peaceful,
  10. peaceful coexistence

Origin of peace sign

First recorded in 1965–70

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British Dictionary definitions for peace sign

peace sign

noun

a gesture made with the palm of the hand outwards and the index and middle fingers raised in a VSee also V-sign (def. 2)
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