[ el-boh buhmp ]
/ ˈɛl boʊ ˌbʌmp /
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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
Words nearby elbow bump
Elbert, Elberta, Elbląg, elbow, elbow-bender, elbow bump, elbow catch, elbow grease, elbowroom, Elbrus, Elburz Mountains
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How to use elbow bump in a sentence
Most were accompanied by their spouses and exchanged elbow bumps with Johnson and his wife before posing for individual photos.Live updates: G-7 leaders commit to donating 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines as summit begins|John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz, Eugene Scott, Felicia Sonmez|June 11, 2021|Washington Post
His ardor for his orchestra is evident in every gesture, from the way he addresses musicians from the podium to the way he distributes elbow bumps as he heads for the wings.Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra reunite, and it’s a joyful noise|Michael Andor Brodeur|March 11, 2021|Washington Post