[ hand-shey-ker ]
/ ˈhændˌʃeɪ kər /


a person who is or is required to be overtly or ostentatiously friendly: Politicians are often incurable handshakers.

Origin of handshaker

First recorded in 1900–05; handshake + -er1
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Examples from the Web for handshaker

  • He was the politician of the concern, the handshaker, the guider of its policy.

    The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
  • He certainly was a glad-hand artist, which is what a bank president has to be today—he's got to be a speaker and a handshaker.

    The Man Next Door|Emerson Hough