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 Fig.Fig Sunday. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
or Figo. I don’t 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 don’t 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.)   1
“A Fig for Peter.”
Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., ii. 9.
“The figo for thy friendship.”
Shakespeare: Henry V., iii. 6.

 Fig.Fig Sunday. 


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