What does ^5 mean?

High five

^5 means "high five," which is a gesture where two people slap each other's hands in celebration. The caret character (^) represents "high" and 5 represents the five fingers of a hand.

High fives gained prominence in American culture in the late-1970s and early-1980s. They are most often used in sports when celebrating some type of achievement but are also used in everyday life to celebrate or as a greeting between 2 people, almost like a casual and more familiar alternative to a handshake.

^5 is typically used online and in text messages by slang-savvy people to give a virtual high five to someone. Some examples of usages include when winning an online video game match with a partner or texting about good grades that each person received in school.


GG, ^5!

That ^5 feeling

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Updated October 13, 2020

^5 definition by Slang.net

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