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I am talking about the specific gesture of waving an index to show disapproval to a kid, often accompanied with the sound "tss". Is there a word or an idiom for that?

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    I think you mean "index finger". We don't usually just call it an "index" by itself.
    – stangdon
    Apr 3, 2023 at 15:01

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This gesture is called wagging your finger at someone. Cambridge defines it as:

If you wag your finger, you move it from side to side, often to tell someone not to do something.

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The gesture of moving an index finger back and forth to express disapproval is usually called 'wagging a finger' or 'finger wagging'.

If you wag your finger, you shake it repeatedly and quickly from side to side, usually because you are annoyed with someone.

Wag (Collins Dictionary)

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