Victory clasp

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Men demonstrate the "Victory Clasp."
German men demonstrate their prowess.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the president's first inauguration parade in 1981

A victory clasp is a double hand gesture used in celebration of one's own victory. Both hands are clasped together and shaken side to side for as long as the victory merits.[citation needed] The origins of this gesture are generally unknown, however it is thought[by whom?] to have been derived from an ancient Hawaiian greeting.

This gesture is now sometimes employed in an ironic or self-deprecating manner.[citation needed]