fist bump

noun

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

Examples of fist bump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pair then gave each other a friendly fist bump. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 The teen-ager skated up, dragging his toe to slow down while casually extending his glove for a fist bump. Bret Anthony Johnston, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2024 Right there with him, Markus throws him a fist bump. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 13 Dec. 2023 For example, Bruce and Damian’s fun fist bump came directly from how the two creators behave with their own kids. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2023 In 2016, a paralyzed man used BCI to control a robotic arm for a historic fist bump with President Barack Obama. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 17 Nov. 2023 Moore reversed course, walking over to give the father his glove for the boy and delivering a fist bump to them. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2023 During a visit to the lab, President Barack Obama watched Mr. Copeland in action, then gave him a fist bump. Clay Risen, New York Times, 22 Aug. 2023 At that time, Biden, who had harshly criticized Prince Mohammed over the kingdom’s human rights record, awkwardly greeted him with a fist bump, a moment roundly criticized by rights activists. Aamer Madhani and Josh Boak, Chicago Tribune, 9 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fist bump was in 1996

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Cite this Entry

“Fist bump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fist%20bump. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

fist bump

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