thumbprint

[ thuhm-print ]
/ ˈθʌmˌprɪnt /

noun

a mark or impression of the ventral surface of the last joint of the thumb.

Nearby words

  1. thumbkin,
  2. thumbnail,
  3. thumbnail sketch,
  4. thumbnut,
  5. thumbpiece,
  6. thumbs down,
  7. thumbs up,
  8. thumbs-down,
  9. thumbs-up,
  10. thumbscrew

Origin of thumbprint

First recorded in 1895–1900; thumb + print

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British Dictionary definitions for thumbprint

thumbprint

/ (ˈθʌmˌprɪnt) /

noun

an impression of the upper part of the thumb, used esp for identification purposesSee fingerprint
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