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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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Mr Kelleher has responded to the tsunami of backslaps and selfcongratulatory remarks made by Fine Gael representatives at their conference this weekend.
Before entering the auditorium, attendees congregated around signs with inscriptions like "Harel BrigadeThe Fifth Battalion," while exchanging backslaps and old anecdotes.
On his return to The Valley on Saturday with Blues, Davies was stopped by many people in the corridors for a chat, handshakes and backslaps.
When the winner came forward, I gave him his fancy giant cheque and we all posed for photos and there were lots of handshakes and backslaps.
Every morning right after the roll call, opening prayer and Pledge of Allegiance, Republicans and Democrats shake hands and even sometimes give each other hugs and backslaps.
This attitude was all too visible in the sickening cheers and backslaps on the Government benches in Parliament as Osborne detailed the job losses which were implied by his draconian spending review.
If this doesn't clear the obstruction, repeat backslaps and abdominal thrusts up to three times.
There were smiles, backslaps and handshakes between the two as soon as the race had ended, but the question is: can such camaraderie continue as the battle intensifies?
Give five backslaps, with a baby lying along your arm, head low, chin supported, or an older child leaning forward.
Bush, who owned the Texas Rangers from 1989 until his election as governor of Texas in 1994, sprinkled his 10-minute address with the verbal backslaps and attaboys typically heard when champions visit the White House, and he urged the Angels to uphold the responsibilities of being champions by ``making the right choices in life.