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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Example sentences
There was plenty of handshaking and backslapping among those gathered.
For all the backslapping and brave words, they have once again failed.
Amid the backslapping, delegates had plenty of time for networking and
  arm-twisting.
Not if that simply means backslapping and flag waving.
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