Meaning of “V-sign” in the English Dictionary

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"V-sign" in British English

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V-signnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈviː.saɪn/ us /ˈviː.saɪn/

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


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.

(Definition of “V-sign” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)