High Five
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#2words: High Five

your hand in air

A high five is a congratulatory gesture or greeting between two people.

To perform a high five, one person raises a hand in the air, open-palmed, and the other person slaps the open palm. 

High five may also be used as a verb, related terms are high fives, high fived, high fiving.

The high five is an American invention originally performed by athletes congratulating each other, though there is some dispute as to who invented the gesture.

High Five is presumed to have originated in the 1970s. 

See these examples:

  • We may consider it a high-five, if you liked this page just now.
  • Encourage your friends and family to high-five us.

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