Origin of backslapping
- to subject to backslapping.
- to engage in backslapping.
Origin of backslap
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Examples from the Web for back-slapping
Isn't the thing he lacks the back-slapping jocosity that passes for humor here?Main Street
Only the Governor's back-slapping mediation had allowed them to reach a politically stable relationship.A Mixture of Genius
Such hand-shaking and back-slapping and outcries of honest pleasure as greeted him!Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North
Here happened that accident of the back-slapping so frequently alluded to by her ladyship.All Sorts and Conditions of Men
Loud, back-slapping men, gabbling endlessly about baseball players.A Book of Burlesques
H. L. Mencken
- energetically jovial; hearty
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