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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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Examples for backslapping
  • There was plenty of handshaking and backslapping among those gathered.
  • It's all guys backslapping each other into higher and higher salaries and risks.
  • 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.
  • There was a lot of handshaking and backslapping going on, and congratulations were offered by all.
  • Not if that simply means backslapping and flag waving.
  • It has hardly been a cheery, backslapping partnership.
  • There seemed firm differences, but also some laughter and backslapping.
  • Typically, such announcements are made in a jovial, backslapping atmosphere.

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