Definitions

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  • noun One who thumbs (a book, one's nose, etc.).
  • noun One who thumbs a lift; a hitchhiker.

Etymologies

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thumb +‎ -er

Examples

  • He also became a high-profile nose-thumber at justice.

    Two Views On Ronnie Biggs

  • So, um, tulip bulb idea, gets planted, I pick it, cause I'm a green thumber like that.

    madrigle Diary Entry

  • "However, the ANC wants to increase thumber of members of regional councils to such a point that AmaKhosi will become totally irrelevant within the work of such councils," the IFP leader said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Paxton, a Victorian architect and green-thumber, designed England's Crystal Palace in 1851; check out his botanical prints on shigitatsu.com.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "I'd have been the thumber," he said with a smile.

    Sports News : CBSSports.com

  • Okay, who is the mysterious @#$% red-thumber downer on everything??

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • It really is mind boggling, and amazing. millertime3852 wrote: Rocket, I was just trying to start a fight with the random thumber ... to no avail.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Okay, who is the mysterious @#$% red-thumber downer on everything??

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • It really is mind boggling, and amazing. millertime3852 wrote: Rocket, I was just trying to start a fight with the random thumber ... to no avail.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • It really is mind boggling, and amazing. millertime3852 wrote: Rocket, I was just trying to start a fight with the random thumber ... to no avail.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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  • taster of rare wines, thumber of rarer books and old wives' tales

    —Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

    November 18, 2008