high five

noun
Updated on: 13 Jan 2018

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

high-five

play \ˈhī-ˈfīv\ verb

Examples of high five in a Sentence

  1. People began cheering and giving each other high fives.

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First Known Use of high five

1980


HIGH FIVE Defined for English Language Learners

high five

noun

Definition of high five for English Language Learners

  • : 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


HIGH FIVE Defined for Kids

high five

noun

Definition of high five for Students

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

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