high-five








noun

  1. a gesture of greeting, good-fellowship, or triumph in which one person slaps the upraised palm of the hand against that of another.

noun

  1. a gesture of greeting or congratulation in which two people slap raised right palms together

verb

  1. to greet or congratulate (a person) in this way

originally U.S. basketball slang, 1980 as a noun, 1981 as a verb, though the greeting itself seems to be older (e.g. Dick Shawn in “The Producers,” 1968). In reference to the five fingers of the hand.

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