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noun Informal.
  1. an act, instance, or gesture of assent, approval, or the like.
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Origin of thumbs-up

First recorded in 1920–25
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Related Words for thumbs-up

permission, consent, blessing, assent, go-ahead, approval, clearance, thumbs-up, satisfaction, agreement, dispensation, license, nod, sanction, OK, empowerment

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Historical Examples of thumbs-up

  • Nelda was at the wheel, and Gladys, beside her on the front seat, raised a white-gloved hand in the thumbs-up salute.

    Murder in the Gunroom

    Henry Beam Piper