A High Five is the definitive symbol of awesomeness, the act of celebrating a legendary moment, bro-ship or the simple pleasures of life. It is easily performed by one person initiating it by raising an open hand (which can be accompanied by the calling out of “high five” or “give me five”), and the other person slapping the hand palm-to-palm with sufficient force. This act most likely originated in sports to celebrate the team’s victory and the bond between team members.
A similar, and appropriately substitutable act is the fist bump, where two people tap their knuckles together in a light but decisive manner
An important principle regarding the high five, under Article 107 of The Bro Code, is that A bro never leaves another bro hanging. Not only is this dangerous to the bro’s health for keeping his arm raised for so long, but it can have a devastating effect on his confidence and social status due to the embarassment it causes in public.
The High Five can show great flexibility according to the situation, and thus can be modified easily. Such examples include: “relapse five”, “phone five”, “door five”, “tiny five”, “freeze-frame high five”, “hypothetical five”, “wordplay five”, “arthritis five”, “claw five”, “solemn low-five” or the last-resort “self five”.