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V-sign

noun [C] uk   /ˈviː.saɪn/ us  
UK a sign meaning victory or peace that is made by holding up the first two fingers of one hand in the shape of a V, while the thumb and other fingers are folded down and face out
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UK offensive ( also two fingers) a similar sign, made with the back of the hand facing out, used for expressing extreme dislike or anger towards someone: The driver shouted rudely at the cyclist and gave her a/the V-sign.
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