Definition of little finger in English:

little finger

noun

  • The smallest finger, at the outer side of the hand, furthest from the thumb.

    • ‘And he touched each of the men's foreheads with the little finger of his right hand.’
    • ‘He holds up his hand, the little finger and the forefinger extended.’
    • ‘The burst of flash illuminates a mass of arms raised, index fingers and little fingers pointing skywards, in the time-honoured rock salute.’
    • ‘Or if you're typing, and you think what your little finger of your left hand is doing, it'll disrupt.’
    • ‘He was missing a little finger on his right hand as a result from his fight with street gangs.’
    • ‘Similarly the tip of the middle, ring and little fingers of the top hand will be seen (when the gloves are not worn).’
    • ‘She brought her thumbs to her little fingers and made her hands as thin as possible.’
    • ‘I have never seen a good golfer with a weak little finger on his left hand.’
    • ‘There was a faint scar that sloped gently downwards from her index finger to her little finger.’
    • ‘The little finger of the right hand is the only whole finger she has, and she uses it eloquently.’
    • ‘Once there was a little girl with little hair and little fingers and she got eaten by the big bad wolf.’
    • ‘She didn't move a muscle, not even a twitch, except for the little finger on her left hand.’
    • ‘The hands may be broad with short fingers; the little finger may only have one joint instead of two and be slightly curved.’
    • ‘The little finger of my left hand is missing and - what's even worse - the three middle fingers of my right one are frozen.’
    • ‘It's sat on the little finger of my left hand for 23 years until it's worn a ridge into the skin.’
    • ‘If you look at the little finger on my right hand, for example, you will see a thin, somewhat curved scar.’
    • ‘At one point when I cornered it under a chair in the living room, it bit me on the little finger of my right hand and drew blood.’
    • ‘The three middle fingers on each hand control the six fingerholes, and the thumbs and little fingers control keys that extend the bass range down to B.’
    • ‘This renowned ruggedness has been evident since he lost the little finger on his right hand in a woodchipper accident a month ago.’
    • ‘When I type at the computer my thumb and little fingers hurt.’

Phrases

  • twist (or wind or wrap) someone around one's little finger

    • Have the ability to make someone do whatever one wants.

      • ‘He knew it wouldn't be long before she was wrapped around his little finger.’
      • ‘She could get any guy she wanted, and she would always act like they were wrapped around her little finger.’
      • ‘Only a few days old and already she's wrapped you around her little finger.’
      • ‘He just met this girl and she was already starting to wrap him around her little finger.’
      • ‘And why can't I twist her around my little finger?’
      • ‘For some reason, she was having some difficulty wrapping Matt around her little finger.’
      • ‘When she has her eye on a guy, she will do whatever it takes to wrap him around her little finger with a string.’
      • ‘More importantly, he drives a truck and I can twist him around my little finger.’
      • ‘‘He'd wrap you around his little finger and you wouldn't even know it,’ she smiled affectionately.’
      • ‘The little girl who had come into his life so unexpectedly had won his heart, wrapping him around her little finger in the process.’

Pronunciation:

little finger

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