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elbow bump

[ el-boh buhmp ]
/ ˈɛl boʊ ˌbʌmp /
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noun

a gesture of greeting, farewell, friendship, etc., in which two people with forearms drawn in to the torso present their bent arms, and bump each other's elbow or forearm: Does an elbow bump really spread fewer germs than a handshake or a high five?

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Origin of elbow bump

First recorded in 1980–85
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