air quote

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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  air quote
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the use of one's index and middle fingers on each hand to gesture quotation marks for a word or saying
Example:  Air quotes often indicate derision, irony, or sarcasm.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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