fist pump

noun

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

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Thomas made his par putt, stepping forward with a fist pump. Doug Ferguson, BostonGlobe.com, "Justin Thomas wins BMW Championship by three shots," 18 Aug. 2019 Djokovic quietly fist pumped in winning a 23-shot rally in the tiebreak though didn't celebrate when the set ended. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Djokovic saves match points, beats Federer in historic Wimbledon final," 14 July 2019 Williams celebrated with a double fist pump and a look of deep relief. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, "Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams Shows Some Rust in Opening Win," 2 July 2019 When that statistic was brought up in the locker room, Griner gave a victorious fist pump. Julia Stumbaugh, azcentral, "Brittney Griner finds redemption in game-winning free throws as Mercury beat Dream," 8 July 2019 Reed ended his round with a 7-foot, 11-inch par to save par and flashed a fist pump to a quaint but roaring audience. Greg Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "Masters champion Patrick Reed bolts up leaderboard at Rocket Mortgage Classic," 29 June 2019 That meeting with Cleveland coincidentally occurred on the same day as Los Angeles’ blockbuster trade and when the fourth pick got shipped to New Orleans, there were a few mini fist pumps. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers see Darius Garland and Collin Sexton forming dangerous backcourt similar to Portland Trail Blazers," 21 June 2019 The spectators loved it and so did Nadal, who produced a multiple fist pump. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Ruthless Nadal beats Thiem to win record-extending 12th French Open," 9 June 2019 There was no choreographed display, as there had been against Thailand and Chile, only raw emotion: fists pumping the air and bodies clambering on Rapinoe’s back. New York Times, "With an Abundance of Confidence, U.S. Gives an Advanced Class in Cool," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of fist pump

1981, in the meaning defined above

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