Share this entry
fist pump Line breaks: fist pump
informal, chiefly US

Definition of fist pump in English:


A gesture of triumph or affirmation in which the forearm is raised with fist clenched, then swung downward toward the body in a vigorous pumping motion: his 25-foot birdie was greeted with fist pumps and high fives
More example sentences
  • In short, has the fist pump ruined the Ryder Cup?
  • I think people are talking tough on Tiger right now, but he'll be reeling them back into the bandwagon with the first fist pump.
  • He had made a 15-foot birdie putt, getting within a stroke of the lead, and punctuated it with an emphatic fist pump.


(fist-pump) [no object] Back to top  
Swing one’s clenched fist and raised forearm downward toward the body in a vigorous pumping motion as a gesture of triumph or affirmation: ‘Yes!’ Rachel yelped and fist-pumped from behind her laptop [with object]: if that were the case, we’d be fist-pumping the air in delight
More example sentences
  • Given time, and several pairs of trainers he will surely fist pump his way to a major trophy before long.
  • I hoot and holler and fist-pump.
Definition of fist pump in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources