Meaning of “middle finger” in the English Dictionary

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"middle finger" in British English

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middle fingernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmɪd.əl ˈfɪŋ.ɡər/ us /ˌmɪd.əl ˈfɪŋ.ɡɚ/

Examples from literature

  • It has very big ears, big teeth, and a long middle finger. 
  • The aye-aye eats insect larvae. It climbs a tree and hits the tree with its long middle finger. 

(Definition of “middle finger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"middle finger" in American English

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middle fingernoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɪd·əl ˈfɪŋ·ɡər/

the longest finger on the hand

(Definition of “middle finger” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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