Part of speech: verb

To press, soil, or wear with the thumb.

Part of speech: noun

The short, thick digit of the hand.

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Usage examples "thumb":

  1. " I'd like to have one of 'em between my thumb and finger, like this, so- Hutadi! - "Landolin", Berthold Auerbach.
  2. Israels jerked a thumb upwards. - "The Grell Mystery", Frank Froest.
  3. One thumb rested easily on his broad belt. - "A Damsel in Distress", Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.