give me/gimme (a) five

give me/gimme (a) five

A request to give the speaker a "(high) five," that is, to slap their (usually) raised hand with one's own, as in a show of congratulation or celebration. "Five" refers to the hand's five fingers. "Gimme" is a colloquial form of "give me." I hear you aced your final exams! Give me five! Gimme give, kiddo!
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give someone five

slap someone's palm as a gesture of celebration or greeting. informal, chiefly North American
Five refers to the five fingers of the hand.
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ˌgive somebody ˈfive

(informal) hit the inside of somebody’s hand with the inside of your hand as a greeting or to celebrate a victory: Give me five!
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give someone five

1. tv. to give someone a helping hand. I gotta give this guy five with the crate. Be right with you.
2. tv. to slap hands in greeting. (see also high five, Give me five!.) Jerry gave John five as they passed in the corridor.
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