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thumbprint

[thuhm-print] /ˈθʌmˌprɪnt/
noun
1.
a mark or impression of the ventral surface of the last joint of the thumb.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; thumb + print
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Examples from the web for thumbprint
  • He had all of these details about my life, including my thumbprint.
  • And each performer will stick his own thumbprint on it and change it.
  • They'd download the parcel onto a card and lock it with a thumbprint.
  • The artist authenticated his work not by his signature but by his thumbprint.
  • She was interviewed, her house was inspected and her thumbprint was taken as a fraud-prevention measure.
  • On some contracts, the thumbprint of an illiterate surrogate stands out against the clients' signatures.
  • For additional security, a few phone manufacturers are experimenting with thumbprint recognition technology.
  • The ridges of the thumbprint must be distinct and clear.
  • The addition of requiring a thumbprint record in the journal for real estate transactions would protect the equity of homeowners.
  • Forms with signatures by mark or thumbprint must be witnessed by two persons who give their address.
British Dictionary definitions for thumbprint

thumbprint

/ˈθʌmˌprɪnt/
noun
1.
an impression of the upper part of the thumb, used esp for identification purposes See fingerprint
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Slang definitions & phrases for thumbprint

thumb in one's eye, a

modifier

: The underside of Gramm's conservatism and thumb-in-your-eye individualism is a brutal political style

noun phrase

An annoyance; a constant irritant: Yeah, he's been a thumb in my eye for a long time (1970s+)

[fr a tactic in rough-and-tumble fighting, scorned by the traditionalists]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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