American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A gesture of greeting, elation, or victory in which one person slaps an upraised palm against that of another person.
“Just wanted you to know I understand, sending you a sleep-deprived high-five.”
“At other times, I read what they've written, and how they've come through some really challenging stuff, and I just want to throw my arms around them and give them a great big hug and a high-five.”
“Pel got a high-five from Edi Gathegi when she let him know that the Lexicon fans “absolutely love black olives” (more on that later today)”
“I needed a quest of my own so I looked to the earliest tales of heroism to find an act that would challenge my body, mind and soul: I would climb to the top of Mount Olympus and high-five the Gods!”
“We all know the caricature: the middle-aged bloke who can be found in just about every office, first on the dance floor at every work do, the one who speaks in jargon then rocks with laughter and asks the nearest person for a high-five.”
“Reuters A passerby gives a high-five to an Occupy Wall Street protester at the Zuccotti Park encampment Monday.”
“Claire and I celebrated the accomplishment with a cheesy high-five, a cold glass of chocolate milk and a quick dip in the brisk Atlantic that's easier than icing, right?”
“People would high-five them and people would come up and hug them and teachers would stop and speak with them.”
“And when Ryan Torain busted free for a 13-yard run, Portis gave him a huge high-five as they crossed paths on the field.”
“Sharing a high-five we invented just for the staff, we returned our attention to the restroom HDTVs showing the classic everyone in the stadium was now a part of.”
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