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 After one of his stints on-track at TMS on Monday, Johnson could be seen via a video his team recorded giving Franchitti a double-fist pump, followed closely by a bear hug. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Aug. 2021 Siem offered a slow-motion fist pump walking off the 18th., 17 July 2021 Facing Su-wei Hsieh in the first round of the Western & Southern Open singles tournament Tuesday night, Coco Gauff gave an emphatic fist pump after delivering a perfect cross-court backhand to take a 1-0 lead in the second set. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 18 Aug. 2021 For the better part of two decades, from the moment their favorite quarterback stepped on the field on Aug. 3, Patriots fans would serenade him several times hoping for a wave or a fist pump., 3 Aug. 2021 Wong then swung and missed at three consecutive cutters, prompting a fist pump from Lynn after keeping it a 3-1 game. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 July 2021 Quick reactions: When the Stars selected Johnston, his father leapt off the couch after an initial fist pump. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 23 July 2021 Wiskus cruised through a smooth, steady routine, then let out his emotion with another primal yell and fist pump after his feet hit the mat. Rachel Blount, Star Tribune, 25 June 2021 After Craig Kimbrel struck out pinch-hitter Will Smith to end the game on Thursday night in Los Angeles, the Chicago Cubs’ closer was curious why catcher Willson Contreras celebrated with a bigger-than-usual fist pump., 25 June 2021

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First Known Use of fist pump

1981, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2021

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“Fist pump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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