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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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  • From his actual mate, Senator Obama got a fist bump.
  • And, you know, he got a fist bump from me.
  • El Duque walked in and traded a fist bump with his catcher.


(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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  • There are limits to the gesture's uses - "I would not advise fist-bumping your future father-in-law," advises a kindly woman from Debrett's - but it is more sincere than an air kiss.
  • 'Mr. Chairman - how are you, brother?!' he said, fist-bumping C. Richard Cranwell, the 66-year-old leader of the Virginia Democratic Party.
  • Gautreaux punched the air as those around him fist-bumped and high-fived each other.
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