English translation: fist bump

French term or phrase:tchecker
English translation:fist bump
Entered by: Jennifer White

10:17 Dec 2, 2016
French to English translations [PRO]
Slang / Greetings
French term or phrase: tchecker
Hello, I'm looking for the English equivalent of a slang verb - tchecker or checker - used by teenagers (and younger), mainly boys, to describe how they greet each other by touching their fists together. e.g. "Il m'a tchecké" "j'ai fait un tcheck". This seems to be replacing the French male handshake for the 11-30 age group … :-D
It's not the same as a high-five - (and high-five sounds too lame for my context anyway).

Context: it's in a screenplay. After a big boxing match, there is a cocktail reception. The victorious boxer comes into the room and is greeted by a friend.

"Tu m'as fait gagner 2000 boules mon pote!"
Il met son point en l'air pour faire un check. Le boxeur s'exécute, en se forçant un peu.

Thanks in advance for any help.
fist bump?
when clenched fists are used as greeting
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Jennifer White
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:23
Grading comment
Fist bump: of course! Thank you very much.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +10fist bump?
Jennifer White

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +10
fist bump?

when clenched fists are used as greeting

Jennifer White
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Fist bump: of course! Thank you very much.
Notes to answerer
Asker: PS oops that was my typo (point instead of poing), not the client's. Thanks for pointing it out Nikki.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M
3 mins
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agree  James A. Walsh
20 mins
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agree  Charles Davis: "A fist bump, Originally called Respect in Jamaica and later the UK, (also called power five, dap, fist pound, touch, bones, spud, or brofist". Good old Wikipedia. PS. (later in the article): "Fist bumping behavior has been observed in chimpanzees" [!]
28 mins
  -> Yes, it's all explained there

agree  Chakib Roula
2 hrs
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agree  Margaret Morrison
3 hrs
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agree  tmariani
3 hrs
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agree  Georgie Scott: There is a great documentary about its roots, I think it's called Shake This Out
4 hrs
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agree  Guillaume Brownlie Pacteau: You are definitely getting a fist bump for that answer! :-)
6 hrs
  -> Thanks. Yes, well it makes a change from raspberries.........

agree  Catharine Cellier-Smart
8 hrs
  -> Thanks!!

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne
1 day 4 hrs
  -> Thanks. Seems everyone's on board with this...........
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