give me five!

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give me (a) five!

A request to give the speaker a five, that is, to slap their (usually) raised hand with one's own, as in a show of congratulation or celebration. I hear you aced your final exams! Give me five!
See also: give

Give me five!

 and Give me (some) skin!; Skin me!; Slip me five!; Slip me some skin!
Sl. Slap my hand! (As a greeting or to show joy, etc.) "Yo, Tom! Give me five!" shouted Henry, raising his hand. Bob: Hey, man! Skin me! Bill: How you doing, Bob?
See also: give

give me five!

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
People say give me five! to show that they want you to hit your hand against their hand to show you are pleased about something. Hey, we won! Give me five!
See also: give

Give me five!

verb
See also: give
References in classic literature ?
I will go like a lamb," said I, "if you will first give me five minutes' conversation with Miss Denison.
If you will give me five minutes to fetch my mackintosh and galoshes, it would interest me to see whether I have profited by the lessons I took in Scotland.
Give me five hundwed men and I will bweak the line, that's certain