Throw Hands

What does it mean to throw hands?


Throw hands is a slang term that means "Fight." It is typically used online but is also commonly spoken in real-life to refer to physical or verbal confrontations.

The term comes from lifting, or throwing, your hands up like a boxer at the start of a match to get ready to attack another person or defend yourself. It is typically used by teenagers and young adults to warn a person about the scuffle they are about to get into.

Throw hands began to gain popularity in the mid-2010s then surged in 2019 and into 2020. It is most often seen on social sites, like Twitter and Facebook, where arguments are commonplace. Some variations of the term include "Throwing hands" and "Give 'em the hands."


If he keeps trolling me imma throw hands

Ready to throw hands

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Updated February 27, 2020

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