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[fawr-fing-ger, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌfɪŋ gər, ˈfoʊr-/

the first finger next to the thumb.
the finger next to the thumb Also called index finger

mid-15c., from fore- + finger (n.). So called because it is considered the first next to the thumb.

forefinger fore·fin·ger (fôr’fĭng’gər)
See index finger.


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