high five


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

Examples of high five in a Sentence

People began cheering and giving each other high fives.

Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high five was in 1980

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Cite this Entry

“High five.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20five. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

high five

: a slapping of upraised right hands by two people (as in celebration)
high-five verb
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