AskDefine | Define backslapper

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backslapper n : someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality

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Noun

  1. One who makes a show of liking another person with profuse or excessive displays of camaraderie, such as vigorous hand clasping, back-slapping, hearty words of greeting, etc.

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Often used at least mildly pejoratively.

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