Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
An excessively friendly or familiar person: “A glad-hander like Patterson offends more people than he charms.”
A person who evinces a warmth and heartiness that is probably insincere; one who is designedly cordial: He is what is known as a gladhander, meaning that he merely shakes hands and talks (1929+)
Effusive and warm; cordial: He gave me that glad-hand businessverb
: After glad-handing the local dignitaries, he heads for the fence (1903+)Related Terms