verb (used with object), back·slapped, back·slap·ping.
- to subject to backslapping.
verb (used without object), back·slapped, back·slap·ping.
- to engage in backslapping.
- a hearty slap on the back given as a token of affability or congratulation: The bridegroom received many a warm handshake and backslap.
Origin of backslap
First recorded in 1925–30; back1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018