give someone the finger

give someone the finger

make a gesture with the middle finger raised as an obscene sign of contempt. North American informal
Since 1976 , this gesture has sometimes been called the Rockefeller Gesture after Nelson Rockefeller was seen making it on a news film.
See also: finger, give

give someone the finger

1. tv. to display the middle finger upright as a sign of derision. (The gesture is taboo.) Somebody gave the cop the finger.
2. tv. to mistreat someone; to insult someone. You’ve been giving me the finger ever since I started working here. What’s wrong?
See also: finger, give
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