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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Mourners swore at journalists and flicked V-signs from cars yesterday during the elaborate farewell which insiders say cost up to PS100,000.
Ferguson, along with Allan McGregor, was involved in a drinking session after a defeat against the Netherlands and then pictured making V-signs on the bench in the next match against Iceland.
For a year Hinton dodged RSPCA inspectors by continually changing addresses, even relocating to Oxfordshire, and mocked RSPCA bosses by crowing on Facebook, 'You can't catch me,' alongside pictures of her flicking V-signs to the camera.
The pair were then caught making v-signs to photographers while on the subs v' bench during a game against Iceland.
It shows Fowler and a pal, who was riding pillion, flicking V-signs at officers and narrowly avoiding hitting one as they head straight at him before he leaps to safety.
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She doesn't have her tongue halfway down someone else's throat and she isn't flicking V-signs at photographers and telling them to "f*** off".
Ferguson and McGregor were handed lifetime bans from representing their country after flicking V-signs at photographers during April's World Cup qualifier against Iceland.
He was also sent home from Murray Park in disgrace, dropped and fined by Smith after flicking V-signs while sitting on the bench in the Scots' next match against Iceland.
Jordan is said to have fuelled further hatred at the event when she traded insults with the crowd, flashing V-signs and shouting "f*** off and die" to the booing crowd.
Ferguson and his then Rangers teammate Allan McGregor were told their international careers were over after indulging in a lengthy drinking session at the team hotel and then flicking V-signs at photographers while on the bench at Hampden.