backslap

[ bak-slap ]

verb (used with object),back·slapped, back·slap·ping.
  1. to subject to backslapping.

verb (used without object),back·slapped, back·slap·ping.
  1. to engage in backslapping.

noun
  1. 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

1
First recorded in 1925–30; back1 + slap1

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