When Roman gladiators received the thumbs down signal, it meant that a he was to live. It signified that the guards were to put their swords into the ground.
Although I do not remember the name of the program, it was on the History Channel hosted by Peter Weller and he explained that thumbs down has been misinterpreted by Hollywood.
by interested_me August 31, 2007
This definition will certainly get at least one thumbs down.
No matter how good the urbandictionary definitions are, they will invariably get at least one thumbs down.
by Angelacia June 15, 2007
No matter how funny, clear, or nuetral a definition is, for some reason, it will always get atleast one thumbs down.
Computer Nerd: This definition is so funny and nuetral! I better give it a thumbs down
by Geeter August 16, 2006
What you want when you write a definition to piss people off.
I got 1,334,875 thumbs down for my definition of obama. ALRIGHT!!!
by wjc April 10, 2008
When talking about the Urban Dictionary ratings system, the opposite of the thumbs up. Where a thumbs up denotes a good definition and thumbs down denotes a bad one. There aren't many definitions out there whcih don't have at least one thumbs down. Whether or not people actually like a definition, they will give it a thumbs down, because they hate everybody, the world is unfair to them and they like to cut themselves.
Only assholes give definitions the thumbs down, unless it really sucks.
by Grammar_Nazi January 27, 2008
An option on this site that should be available for the pictures too.
by 29A April 28, 2005
This is most likely what this definition will get.
I just reached 100 thumbs down. Hooray! My definition sucks dick!
by tyler225905 June 22, 2016
Proof that some people have bothered to read your definition.
A thumbs down is beter than no thumbs at all
by yorkie stomper July 10, 2008