backslapper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

backslap +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

backslapper (plural backslappers)

  1. 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.
    • 2008, Andrew Cohen, Saul John Ralston, Extraordinary Canadians Lester B Pearson, →ISBN:
      Charming and funny as he was in small groups, he was no glad-hander, backslapper, or baby-kisser.

Usage notes[edit]

Often used at least mildly pejoratively.

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