Etymology
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forefinger (n.)

mid-15c., from fore- + finger (n.). So called because it is considered the first next to the thumb. A Middle English name for it was lickpot (late 14c.).

updated on July 01, 2016

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Definitions of forefinger from WordNet

forefinger (n.)
the finger next to the thumb;
Synonyms: index / index finger
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