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victory sign Syllabification: vic·to·ry sign

Definition of victory sign in English:


A signal of triumph or celebration made by holding up the hand with the palm outward and the first two fingers spread apart to represent the letter V.
Example sentences
  • When he reached his van he leapt on to its roof, waving to fans, flashing a victory sign, blowing kisses and giving a small dance.
  • She stepped back, one hand on her hip, the other making a victory sign with her first two fingers.
  • Pedestrians passing the union building greeted the chanting strikers with the victory sign though the police were quick to push the workers off the street and back into the building.

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Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
not harmful or offensive