backslapper
noun see backslap

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • backslapper — n. someone who is overly friendly and outgoing. □ At election time, city hall is filled with backslappers and baby kissers. □ In the used car dealership, this backslapper comes up to me and tells me he’s got something that will last me a lifetime …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • backslapper — noun One who makes a show of liking another person with profuse or excessive displays of camaraderie, such as vigorous hand clasping, back slapping, hearty words of greeting, etc. Syn: sycophant …   Wiktionary

  • backslapper — Synonyms and related words: adulator, apple polisher, ass licker, backscratcher, blarneyer, bootlick, bootlicker, brown nose, brownie, cajoler, clawback, courtier, creature, cringer, dupe, fawner, flatterer, flunky, footlicker, groveler,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • backslapper — n. friendly person, outgoing person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • backslapper — back·slap·per …   English syllables

  • backslapper — noun someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality • Derivationally related forms: ↑backslap • Hypernyms: ↑enthusiast, ↑partisan, ↑partizan …   Useful english dictionary

  • backslapping — backslapper, n. /bak slap ing/, n. the practice of making a loud and effusive display of friendliness, cordiality, etc., as by slapping persons on the back. [1770 80; BACK1 + SLAPPING] * * * …   Universalium

  • heart|y — «HAHR tee», adjective, heart|i|er, heart|i|est, noun, plural heart|ies. –adj. 1. warm and friendly; full of feeling; genuine; …   Useful english dictionary

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