pollicate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pollex "thumb, big toe".

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

pollicate (third-person singular simple present pollicates, present participle pollicating, simple past and past participle pollicated)

  1. to gesture with the thumb
    • 1997: ‘Disgusting? this is Tea, Friend, Cha,– what all tasteful London drinks,– that,’ pollicating the Coffee-Pot, ‘is what’s disgusting.’ — Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon

Adjective[edit]

pollicate (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Of insects: having a curved projection or spine on the inner side of a leg joint.

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