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v. back·slapped, back·slap·ping, back·slaps
To demonstrate effusive goodwill.
To demonstrate effusive goodwill toward (another or others).

back′slap′per n.


a slap on the back indicating joviality or congratulation
1. (tr) informal to slap (someone) on the back in congratulation
2. to display joviality (towards)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.backslap - display excessive cordiality (towards)backslap - display excessive cordiality (towards); "he is always backslapping his colleagues at staff meetings"
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
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He hugged and backslapped party officials before pointing to Clinton and saying: "There is someone who reminds us what it's like when you've got a president who actually puts people first.
The wrong people get backslapped - like Michael Parkinson who already has one honour and does a job that allows him to lead a charmed life.