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To place a thumb upon the tip of the nose, usually while simultaneous wiggling one's fingers, in a gesture of disrespect.

My brother thumbed his nose in reply to my snide remarks.

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thumb one's noseTo act disrespectfully, especially by flouting the object of disrespect.
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