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

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My favorite part is beating the crap out of Bob and getting a fist bump from the trainer afterwards. Heather Balogh Rochfort, The Know, "Kicking the crap out of Bob: Colorado’s first kickboxing studio for women opens," 4 Sep. 2019 Everyone was in awe of this shot on 17: Justin Rose, who was playing alongside Woodland, gave him a fist bump afterward: Fans couldn’t believe it: That chip from Woodland off the green, in the 71st hole of the US Open, chasing your first major. Andy Nesbitt, For The Win, "Gary Woodland secured his U.S. Open win with a gutsy shot that left everyone in awe," 16 June 2019 Stephenson clapped twice in his glove, then received a fist bump from his manager in the dugout. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds offense goes quiet after 1st inning, lose on walk-off hit to Chicago Cubs," 17 July 2019 Afterward, the boys walked proudly through the infield as Roger Sparks gave his son a fist bump and congratulated Oz and Caleb on a job well done. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "‘He’s got this magical thing’: Track program gives special-needs student a sense of belonging," 7 June 2019 With ill-fitting tuxes and mean tweets and weird fist bumps, the Trumps, led by our incurious and norm-eviscerating president, gave the royal family a taste of what nonbrainwashed Americans have had to endure since Jan. 20, 2017. Rex Huppke,, "What the (BLEEP) just happened? Rex Huppke's 'Week In Review'," 7 June 2019 Boyd congratulated Rutschman and said hello to his parents and almost signed an autograph for a young kid, but – heading out to the bullpen for a major league start – went with a fist bump instead. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Matthew Boyd returns to Omaha, roughed up by Kansas City Royals," 14 June 2019 Trump and Abe were later joined by Modi and the three engaged in a group fist bump at Trump’s urging. Author: Jonathan Lemire And Zeke Miller, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump jokes to Putin: ‘Don’t meddle in the election’," 28 June 2019 Trump and Abe were later joined by Modi and the three engaged in a group fist bump at Trump’s urging. Jonathan Lemire,, "Trump jokes to Putin: ‘Don’t meddle in the election’," 28 June 2019

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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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