fist pump


Definition of fist pump

: a celebratory gesture (as by a sports player) in which the fist is raised in front of the body and then quickly and vigorously drawn back

Examples of fist pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lillard responded with a small fist pump and then retreated back on defense. oregonlive, "CJ ‘I’m a shark’ McCollum’s performance Saturday epitomized the Trail Blazers resilient run to the NBA playoffs," 16 Aug. 2020 Williams was in the perfect position to head the ball into the goal, complete with a fist pump afterwards. Aria Gerson, USA TODAY, "North Carolina Courage beats Portland Thorns in to kickstart NWSL Challenge Cup," 27 June 2020 As for the potential winning putt on Sunday that Rahm referenced, that would be worth $1.35 million and surely a fist pump and a yelp, right? Dallas News, "PGA Tour’s return will bring unprecedented and unpredictable results at Charles Schwab Challenge," 11 June 2020 More hand gestures and laughter followed and eventually a McConnell fist pump. Laura Litvan,, "McConnell Gets Trump Signoff for Vote Plan: Impeachment Update," 31 Mar. 2020 Pineiro made all five of his kicks, including a 58-yard field goal in the third quarter that elicited a yelp and fist pump from him. Rich Campbell,, "Eddy Pineiro and Ryan Nall are trending up, while Chase Daniel is trending down: A look at the Bears roster after the 3rd preseason game," 25 Aug. 2019 Trump disembarked at 2:17 and gave a fist pump to cheering supporters. Tommy Deas, USA TODAY, "President Donald Trump receives rousing welcome from crowd at 120th Army-Navy game," 14 Dec. 2019 Harris raised both his hands in the air and gave at least four fist pumps. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "José Altuve's walkoff homer sends Astros to World Series," 19 Oct. 2019 Dach dropped to one knee in celebration before rising for a fist pump, then got mobbed by teammates. Jimmy Greenfield,, "Kirby Dach’s 1st NHL goal isn’t enough as the Blackhawks fall 2-1 in a shootout to the Golden Knights," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of fist pump

1981, in the meaning defined above

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20 Aug 2020

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“Fist pump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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