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Fig

or Figo. I donʹt care a fig for you; not worth a fig. Anything at all. Here fig is fico—a fillip or snap of the fingers. Thus we say, “I donʹt care that for you,” snapping the fingers at the same time. (Italian, far le fiche, to snap the fingers; French, faire la figue; German, diefeigen weisen; Dutch, de vyghe setten, etc.) (See Fico.)

“A Fig for Peter.”


Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., ii. 9.


“The figo for thy friendship.”


Shakespeare: Henry V., iii. 6.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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