How to sign rude in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Grab onto your cheek with your thumb and index fingers and then move your hand slightly forward a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for rude
Bring your thumb towards the tips of your fingers as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand, and both hands oriented toward each other, slide the middle finger of your dominant hand across the palm side of your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for rude
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for rude
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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