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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 of thumbprint
1895-1900
1895-1900; thumb + print
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  • He's got a serious mind, Izzy has, and if you could take a thumbprint of his brain, it would be all fractions and dollar signs.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • He ran a red-tinted, celluloid rectangle through a stamping machine and Hunter pressed his thumbprint upon the signature square.

    The Cartels Jungle Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  • The thumbprint which we puzzled our heads over was a toe-print!

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage
  • Let her have it; be sure to get her thumbprint, though, and send it up here for comparison.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • It responded to the individual pattern of his thumbprint, and the bag fell open.

    The Cartels Jungle Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  • Kindly include your full name, as well as your daughter's, and place your thumbprint on the opposite side of the disk.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
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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