a slapping of the upraised, open hand of another person, as in congratulation or celebration
also high five
Origin of high-fivein reference, refer to the five fingers
transitive verb-·fived′, -·fiv′ing
to slap the upraised hand of
A gesture of greeting, elation, or congratulation in which one person slaps an upraised palm against that of another person.
Used when offering the opportunity to make a high-five, as in congratulation.
(plural high fives)
(third-person singular simple present high fives, present participle high fiving, simple past and past participle high fived)
- To slap high fives.