Main meanings of low-five in English

: low-five1low-five2

low-five1

Pronunciation /ləʊˈfʌɪv/

noun

US Sport
  • A gesture of celebration or greeting in which two people slap each other's hands with arms extended at or below waist level.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From low + five, after high five.

Main meanings of low-five in English

: low-five1low-five2

low-five2

Pronunciation /ləʊˈfʌɪv/

verb

US Sport
  • 1To exchange low-fives.

  • 2To congratulate or greet (a person) with a low-five.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Los Angeles Times. From low-five.