backslapping

[ bak-slap-ing ]
/ ˈbækˌslæp ɪŋ /

noun

the practice of making a loud and effusive display of friendliness, cordiality, etc., as by slapping persons on the back.

Nearby words

  1. backside,
  2. backside-front,
  3. backside-to,
  4. backsight,
  5. backslap,
  6. backslash,
  7. backslide,
  8. backsliding,
  9. backsource,
  10. backspace

Origin of backslapping

First recorded in 1770–80; back1 + slapping

Related formsback·slap·per, noun

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