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The recent epidemic has made people change a few habits. We no longer shake hands and a few of us touch each other elbows as an alternative practice.

Has this kind of salutation a proper name?

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It's called elbow bump.

Elbow bump: A gesture (usually of greeting or farewell) in which two people lightly tap their elbows together as an alternative to a handshake or embrace, esp. in order to reduce the risk of spreading or catching an infectious disease. [OED]

elbow bump

It's been shortened to elbump.

According to OALD:

Elbump (noun): An act of briefly touching somebody's elbow with your own to greet them, done to avoid spreading disease through touching each other's hands.

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    Expect this gesture' to be added to next years' dictionaries.
    – user379412
    May 30, 2020 at 16:11
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    @GWarner It's already in OED: "Elbow bump: a gesture (usually of greeting or farewell) in which two people lightly tap their elbows together as an alternative to a handshake or embrace, esp. in order to reduce the risk of spreading or catching an infectious disease." (Draft addition April 2020)
    – Andrew Leach
    May 30, 2020 at 18:33
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    Ironically it falls foul of the minimum social distancing guidelines, anywhere between 1m and 2m (depending which country you live), and worse of all, no one is wearing a facemask. Fertile conditions for spreading COVID 19, if you ask me.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jun 1, 2020 at 9:14

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