Definitions

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  • n. A fig; an insignificant trifle.
  • n. A sign of contempt made with the fingers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fig; an insignificant trifle, no more than the snap of one's thumb; a sign of contempt made by the fingers, expressing. A fig for you.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as fig, 7: a motion of contempt made by placing the thumb between two of the fingers. Formerly also figo.

Etymologies

Italian, a fig, from Latin ficus. See fig. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Maps displayed when the option "Centro geográfico" is selected on one of its web-pages show that a point in Zacatecas is likely to be the center of mass of the country, with the precise location depending on whether only mainland points are used in the calculation, or whether islands are also included.

    Did you know? Mexico has more than one geographic center

  • When it comes to dessert, almond tart with yoghurt ice cream or white chocolate and pine kernel semifreddo with cocoa ice-cream might cry out to be tried but consider instead - or have as well - pecorino di fossa, miele di nespolo e mostardo di fico, which is a sheep's milk cheese that has been aged in subterranean stone holes for about three months served with medlar honey and fig mustard; an inspired combination.

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  • I thought that anything a business engages in assumes more risk of default on a par with someone that has a low fico.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Irony

  • How can I walk away from my home, foreclosure options, avoiding foreclosures, real estate, taxes, credit score, fico

    New York Times: Walking Away From Your Mortgage, Not So Bad After All - The Consumerist

  • Queria ter visto algumas acções e só fico a saber depois.

    Mad Men

  • • 544 Bourke St, Surry Hills; + 2 9699 2133, ficowinebar.com.au/fico/frontdoor.html 7. Name This Bar, Darlinghurst

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  • Eu fico entrigada com a desumanidade que vocês tem…Larga do dela dexa ela fazer o que quiser da vida dela …Dexa de ficar humilhando os outros com suas ações…Oque mais me entriga é que nenhum de vocês tem a coragem de falar seus próprios defeitos…Parem de falar mal dos outros e vão ser voluntários em alguma coisa ….tentar ajudar o planeta …Fazer alguma coisa que seja prestavel au nundo….

    Jim Carrey Jenny McCarthy Commitment Ceremony

  • In addition, one important thing to keep in mind is that many of the credit scores you get for free or you maybe get as a gift from one of your financial institutions, those are usually not fico scores and they are on a different scale.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2009

  • So you could appear to have say an 800 credit score which is golden with fico but may be just so-so with one of these other credit scoring systems.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2009

  • DETWEILER: No. Having too much credit available will not hurt you with a fico score.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2009

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  • (Obs. or Archaic): 1. an insignificant or trifling matter. 2. an expression of contempt made by snapping the fingers (under someone's nose) or thrusting the thumb between two fingers.

    January 7, 2009