V-sign


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V-sign

n
1. (in Britain) an offensive gesture made by sticking up the index and middle fingers with the palm of the hand inwards as an indication of contempt, defiance, etc
2. a similar gesture with the palm outwards meaning victory or peace
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Translations

V-sign

[ˈviːsaɪn] NV f de la victoria; (obscene) → corte m de mangas
to give sb the V-signhacer un corte de mangas a algn
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V-sign

[ˈviːˌsaɪn] n to give (sb) the V-sign (for victory) → fare il segno di vittoria (Brit) (as insult) → fare le corna
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