high five


Definition of high five

: a slapping of an upraised hand by two people (as in celebration) gave each other a high five after the winning goal

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high-five \ ˈhī-​ˈfīv How to pronounce high five (audio) \ verb

Examples of high five in a Sentence

People began cheering and giving each other high fives.

First Known Use of high five

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high five was in 1980

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“High five.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20five. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of high five

chiefly US, informal : a gesture in which you slap the palm of your hand against the palm of someone else's hand in the air usually to show that you are happy about a victory or accomplishment

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Kids Definition of high five

: a show of celebration by two people slapping each other's hands in the air

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