Origin of backslapping
verb (used with object), back·slapped, back·slap·ping.
verb (used without object), back·slapped, back·slap·ping.
Origin of backslap
Examples from the Web for back-slapping
Isn't the thing he lacks the back-slapping jocosity that passes for humor here?Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
Here happened that accident of the back-slapping so frequently alluded to by her ladyship.All Sorts and Conditions of Men|Walter Besant
Such hand-shaking and back-slapping and outcries of honest pleasure as greeted him!Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North|Fullerton Waldo
Only the Governor's back-slapping mediation had allowed them to reach a politically stable relationship.A Mixture of Genius|Arnold Castle
Loud, back-slapping men, gabbling endlessly about baseball players.A Book of Burlesques|H. L. Mencken