Definition of Backslap

1. Verb. Display excessive cordiality (towards). "He is always backslapping his colleagues at staff meetings"

Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Derivative terms: Backslapper



Definition of Backslap

1. Verb. to display excessive or effusive goodwill or cordiality (to someone) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backslap

1. to show much approval [v -SLAPPED, -SLAPPING, -SLAPS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backslap

backshish
backshishes
backshore
backshores
backshot
backside
backside throw
backside throws
backsides
backsies
backsight
backsighted
backsighting
backsights
backslang
backslap (current term)
backslapped
backslapper
backslappers
backslapping
backslaps
backslash
backslashed
backslashes
backslashing
backslid
backslidden
backslide
backslider
backsliders

Literary usage of Backslap

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1. The Letters of Marmot Brown: An Anthology of Letters to a Local Newspaper by Malgorzata Dunning Publishing (2005)
"... and cannot retire at 55 with a lovely pension. Why should my friend get such entertainment when others do not. It is just backslap- ping after all. ..."

2. The Tiger's Child by John Neu (2006)
"he said absently, his mind recording Asher's backslap- ping progress down the bar, with his eighteen year old son following awkwardly behind. ..."

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