thumb the nose

Paul paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Fri May 14 12:24:23 UTC 2010

paul johnson
I've often wondered if the wagging fingers went all the way back to the
court jester's hat, the one with three or four points. Just a WAG

On 5/14/2010 5:28 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> I am curious about the origin of "thumb the nose" and the accuracy of
> its dictionary descriptions.

The American Dialect Society -

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