high-five high-five

Definition(s):

  • (n) a gesture of greeting or elation; one person's upraised palm slaps the upraised palm of another person

Usage(s):

  1. Michelle and Barack Obama knocked knuckles as he took the stage to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, bringing new attention to the high-five's celebratory successor.
  2. As those of us upstairs waited to line up for the signing, watching others hug and high-five the author down below, there was an air of satisfaction and conviviality.
  3. Dances, sports fake dreadlocks and does high-five on Jamaica visit.

News

  1. Rios, Flowers homer as White Sox beat Oakland 4-2

    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Addison Reed gets a high-five from teammate Jordan Danks after getting a save in the ninth innings as they defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-2 in a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, June 9, 2013. White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers , left, looks on.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

  2. Galt High School’s Class of 2013 poised for take-off

    Graduates high-five each other as they walk to their seats for the Galt High School Class of 2013 graduation ceremony at the school on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "It is now my signature bump," Michelle Obama told "The View" co-hosts. "But let me tell you, I'm not that hip. I got this from the young staff. That's the new high-five."
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Michelle Obama Source: USA Today

  2. "From the marks that were by second base, if it were our player sliding, I'd probably high-five him," Bartlett said. "That's what you're taught to do: Break up the double play."
    on May 24, 2009 By: Jason Bartlett Source: ESPN

  3. Bryant, whose relationship with Jackson has been rocky at times, said, "We have such a great relationship. And when I play, I play to please him. So if he stands up (on his surgically repaired hip) and gives me a high-five, then I know I've done my...
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Kobe Bryant Source: USA Today

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