Air Punch

What does air punch mean?

To punch the air in triumph

A term that is often performed after a triumph, whether it is a personal or communal victory.

An air punch is commonly seen at a sporting event when fans excitedly punch the air in reaction to their team's success. The punch is also used after a personal achievement, such as a customer deciding to buy from you or a girl accepting your invitation to the dance. The air punch has roots in pop culture, most notably at the end of the 1980s classic "The Breakfast Club" when John Bender throws his fist into the air at the end of the movie. Air punch can also be used as a noun instead of a verb.


I'm guessing the interview went well because I saw him air punch

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Updated September 24, 2014

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