backslap

backslap
verb Date: 1777 transitive verb to display excessive or effusive goodwill for intransitive verb to display excessive cordiality or goodwill • backslap nounbackslapper noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • backslap — /bak slap /, v., backslapped, backslapping, n. v.t. 1. to subject to backslapping. v.i. 2. to engage in backslapping. n. 3. a hearty slap on the back given as a token of affability or congratulation: The bridegroom received many a warm handshake… …   Universalium

  • backslap — verb display excessive cordiality (towards) he is always backslapping his colleagues at staff meetings • Derivationally related forms: ↑backslapper • Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑behave, ↑do • …   Useful english dictionary

  • backslap — verb to display excessive or effusive goodwill or cordiality (to someone) …   Wiktionary

  • backslap — n. affectionate and sincere slap on the back given as to express congratulation or admiration or compliments v. display or demonstrate exuberant goodwill; treat a person or one another in an affectionate cheerful complimentary manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • backslapper — ☆ backslapper [bak′slap΄ər ] n. Informal a person who is friendly in a way that is effusive or too hearty backslap vt. backslapped, backslapping * * * See backslap. * * * …   Universalium

  • backslapper — noun see backslap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • backslapping — noun action of the verb to backslap …   Wiktionary

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