woman or a girl. In America, a woman, a girl, sometimes a male homosexual, more rarely any unknown person. See also: chick.
2. The bird : The middle finger raised alone on a closed fist in an angry and obscene gesture meaning: fuck you, up yours, take it in the ass. - That guy gave me the bird. - Well, flip him back.
Synonyms: big bird; the finger; the middle finger salute; the toby finger (salute); the toby salute.
See also: digitus infamis.
Quote: Babbit (Ted Pierce) and Catstello (Mel Blanc) in A Tweety Tale of Two Kitties (1942):
-- Babbit: ' Give me the bird! '
-- Catstello: ' If the Hays Office would only let me, I'd give him the bird all right! ' (The Hayes Office was, at one time, the censorship office of the movie industry.)
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