peace sign

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

Origin of peace sign

First recorded in 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for peace sign

Contemporary Examples of peace sign

  • Here, a gallery of a few of the peace-sign inspired looks from the Barneys windows, attempting to turn sneers to cheers.

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    Peace, Love, and Shopping

    Renata Espinosa

    November 20, 2008

Historical Examples of peace sign

  • She wouldn't have made me that peace-sign if she'd been double-crossing me, I tell you.

  • He stood out in the blazing sunshine and gave the peace-sign in reply.

  • At the top of the ridge she rode out to the edge and made the peace-sign to Luck as a signal that she was ready to do his bidding.

  • He reined his horse around, half minded to ride back and ask her why she gave him that peace-sign.

  • You boys don't know it—but yesterday morning when we left the ranch, Annie-Many-Ponies made me the peace-sign.


British Dictionary definitions for peace sign

peace sign

noun
  1. 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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