[ tee-boh ]
/ ˈti boʊ /

verb (used without object) Sometimes tebow.

to express religious faith, gratitude, reverence, or awe, usually in public, by dropping to one knee, head resting on one's fist: People now expect her to Tebow whenever she wins a race. At his first sight of the Grand Canyon, he shocked us all by tebowing right at the edge.
to assume this kneeling pose or some key elements of it as for a joke, in imitation of the prayerful pose, or in mockery of religious faith: I can't believe he actually taught his dog to tebow before every game!

Origin of Tebow

2011; after Timothy Richard “Tim” Tebow, American football quarterback, known for praying after scoring

Related forms

Te·bow·er, nounTe·bow·ing, noun

Usage note

This is a fad word used during the 2011–2012 American football season. Whether it will last significantly beyond that remains to be seen.
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