back slapping

backslapping

[bak-slap-ing]
noun
the practice of making a loud and effusive display of friendliness, cordiality, etc., as by slapping persons on the back.

Origin:
1770–80; back1 + slapping

backslapper, noun
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backslap

[bak-slap]
verb (used with object), backslapped, backslapping.
1.
to subject to backslapping.
verb (used without object), backslapped, backslapping.
2.
to engage in backslapping.
noun
3.
a hearty slap on the back given as a token of affability or congratulation: The bridegroom received many a warm handshake and backslap.

Origin:
1925–30; back1 + slap1

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