Keywords: sign-name, name-sign

Sign Definition

As a Noun

  1. The type of sign name that many older members of the deaf community have. It consists of a compound joining the sign for BOY or GIRL (depending on the gender of the person) with a number. The number usually comes from the number on the hook or locker where they kept their coat and bag in the residential school. This is the name that most teachers used to refer to the children.