fist bump


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 Girnu gave the man a fist bump, tossed him a small bag of water and translated the question into Wayuunaiki, the language of the local Wayuu Indigenous people. Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2021 In the end, the police decided to separate the couple, having Petito remain in the van and giving Laundrie a fist bump before driving him to a hotel for the night. NBC News, 23 Sep. 2021 The skipper gave Skubal a fist bump upon his return to the dugout in the third inning, indicating his return for the fourth. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 26 Sep. 2021 And as the players jog around third base, Wotus greets each of them with a high-five, a fist bump or, occasionally, a far more elaborate move. James Wagner, New York Times, 28 Aug. 2021 The pair, who won a national championship on the 3-meter springboard in 2019, treated the virtual meet like any other competition, right down to their ritual fist bump before each attempt. Los Angeles Times, 4 July 2021 And yes, to personally deliver one of his hearty hugs or a fist bump to the 13 attending top prospects, all of whom will be tested again for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Tom Withers, Star Tribune, 27 Apr. 2021 Castellanos sprayed home runs into the Great American Ball Park stands, giving House a fist bump at the end of their batting practice session. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 4 Aug. 2021 In one clip, the father of two is seen holding a green lightsaber while giving a fist bump to Silas, who is wielding a smaller-sized blue laser sword. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 15 May 2021

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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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19 Oct 2021

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“Fist bump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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