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backslapping

[bak-slap-ing] /ˈbækˌslæp ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the practice of making a loud and effusive display of friendliness, cordiality, etc., as by slapping persons on the back.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; back1 + slapping
Related forms
backslapper, noun

backslap

[bak-slap] /ˈbækˌslæp/
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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British Dictionary definitions for back-slapping

back-slapping

adjective
1.
energetically jovial; hearty
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Slang definitions & phrases for back-slapping

back-slapping

adjective

Demonstratively friendly: the back-slapping jocosity that passes for humor here (1777+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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