V sign

Origin of V sign

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for v-sign

V-sign

noun
  1. (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
  2. a similar gesture with the palm outwards meaning victory or peace
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