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V sign

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noun

a sign of victory formed by the raised index and middle fingers.
this sign used as an indication of approval.

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Origin of V sign

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for V sign

V-sign

noun

(in Britain) an offensive gesture made by sticking up the index and middle fingers with the palm of the hand inwards as an indication of contempt, defiance, etc
a similar gesture with the palm outwards meaning victory or peace
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