fist bump

noun

Definition of fist bump

: a gesture in which two people bump their fists together (as in greeting or celebration)

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Other Words from fist bump

fist-bump \ ˈfist-​ˌbəmp How to pronounce fist-bump (audio) \ verb

Examples of fist bump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Jenkins’ own footage of the incident, just after McInnes slams the protester’s phone onto the pavement, the Proud Boys founder can be seen delivering a fist bump to the late communications strategist for Project Veritas Stephen Gordon. Matthew Phelan, The New Republic, "The Cozy Relationship Between Project Veritas and the Proud Boys," 30 Sep. 2020 Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner returned to the dugout between innings on Sunday and offered a fist bump to pitching coach Matt Herges. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, "Madison Bumgarner wins season finale in Diamondbacks' win over Rockies," 27 Sep. 2020 Votto said something to Winker and then gave him a fist bump. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "The homer-happy Cincinnati Reds return to .500 in big win vs. Chicago White Sox," 19 Sep. 2020 Dre gave him a playful shoulder punch and fist bump. 1843, "The secret economics of a VIP party," 25 June 2020 Baker approached Raley after the seventh and gave him a fist bump for a job well done in what is his way of indicating a pitcher's night is over. Kristie Rieken, Houston Chronicle, "Maldonado's 3-run shot leads Astros over Giants," 12 Aug. 2020 Dre gave him a playful shoulder punch and fist bump. 1843, "The secret economics of a VIP party," 25 June 2020 Dre gave him a playful shoulder punch and fist bump. 1843, "The secret economics of a VIP party," 25 June 2020 Dre gave him a playful shoulder punch and fist bump. 1843, "The secret economics of a VIP party," 25 June 2020

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First Known Use of fist bump

1996, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fist bump was in 1996

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6 Oct 2020

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“Fist bump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fist%20bump. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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