Definition of palmistry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɑːmɪstri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːmɪstri//
[uncountable] Crafts and skills
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the art of telling what a person is like and what will happen to them by looking at the lines on the palm of their hand See related entries: Crafts and skills Word Originlate Middle English: from palm ‘inner surface of the hand’ + -estry (of unknown origin), later altered to -istry, perhaps on the pattern of sophistry.
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