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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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President "backslapped and joshed" with Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, who in Campbell's unverified claim "described Obama as an ignoramus".
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.