air quotes

air quotes

plural noun
a gesture in which two fingers of each hand draw quotation marks in the air, used when uttering a word or phrase one does not think is appropriate or accurate. Compare scare quotes.
Also called finger quotes.
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Main Entry:  air quotes
Part of Speech:  n pl
Definition:  a twitching movement of the first and second fingers of both hands to quote another or to emphasize or be sarcastic about a statement
Usage:  slang
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