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fist bump Line breaks: fist bump
informal , chiefly US

Definition of fist bump in English:


A gesture of greeting or affirmation in which two people lightly tap each other’s clenched fist: fist bumps and high fives were exchanged amongst the crowd
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  • You know, I didn't see any group hugs or fist bumps going on there.
  • Martinez saves manly fist bumps for the coaches, including manager Eric Wedge.
  • Applause and fist bumps all around for him speaking at the annual conservative political action conference in Washington.


(fist-bump) [with object] Back to top  
Greet (someone) by lightly tapping their clenched fist with one’s own: politicians were soon fist-bumping one another on TV chat shows [no object]: two lawyers walked into the hall and fist-bumped before getting on the elevator
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  • He was just very gracious, very nice. He fist-bumped Christopher, which was very cool and it was just a very amazing moment.
  • At one point, the President fist-bumped the youngster.
  • Gautreaux punched the air as those around him fist-bumped and high-fived each other.

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