from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To demonstrate effusive goodwill.
- transitive v. To demonstrate effusive goodwill toward (another or others).
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- v. to display excessive or effusive goodwill or cordiality (to someone)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. display excessive cordiality (towards)
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I'll let them head to more marketing-oriented jobs, where the off-color joke, the red face, the alcohol and the backslap are a better fit.
He has also mastered the male to male Mexican backslap/hug.
After games, Mr. Ryan wanders back to the clubhouse to backslap and gladhand the players and assembled reporters.
Just wanted to add another backslap for the young hunter!
The new president also has a backslap for the Chief Justice, who sort of bumbled the oath of office, but it looks like no hard feelings.
But it looks like a poke in the eye for black Virginians and a hearty backslap for the confederates in the attic.
You are here to backslap and feel part of a clique.
In yesteryears such numbers would have been greeted with a hearty relative backslap.
Ghooliaini, the admin boys and unpredictable Huckabee ... instead of a bounce he could get the backslap that Bush I got in 92.
But the memo also functions as a self-congratulatory backslap for the Web site's big year.