Throwing Hands

What does throwing hands mean?


Throwing hands is a slang term that means "Fighting," which may refer to physical or emotional combat. 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.

The term is typically used by teenagers and young adults to describe when two or more people are engaging in a battle. It gained popularity in the mid-2010s then surged in 2019 and into 2020. "Throwing hands" is most often seen on social sites, like Twitter and Facebook, where arguments are commonplace, but is also used in real life situations. Some variations of the term include "Throw hands" and "Give 'em the hands."


Oh wow, there's two guys throwing hands in the parking lot, come see!

A rather pathetic form of throwing hands

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Updated February 27, 2020

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