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V-sign

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Definition of V-sign in English:

noun

1British A sign resembling the letter V made with the first two fingers pointing up and the back of the hand facing outwards, used as a gesture of abuse or contempt.
Example sentences
  • As he was led to the cells, he turned back and made a two-fingered V-sign at police officers sitting in court.
  • She said that although he had made V-signs and muttered swear-words, police had not warned him about his conduct in court before his arrest.
  • However, all she met was a gang of Neds chanting ‘Save Oor Buckie’ and making V-signs for the cameras.
2A sign resembling the letter V made with the first two fingers pointing up and the palm of the hand facing outwards, used as a symbol or gesture of victory.
Example sentences
  • He smiled and waved to reporters and fans and flashed a V-sign as he left the Santa Barbara County Jail in a black Suburban escorted by three sheriff's motorcycle officers.
  • The ailing leader raised his hand to make a V-sign and moved it to the rhythm of the chants before speeding away in a black Mercedes, accompanied by security guards with raised assault rifles.
  • He sent a handful of diehard fans into a frenzy when he briefly appeared at his fourth floor hospital window, flashing his signature V-sign and waving a teddy bear his admirers say they had given him.

Words that rhyme with V-sign

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