• synonyms


See more synonyms for handshaker on Thesaurus.com
  1. a person who is or is required to be overtly or ostentatiously friendly: Politicians are often incurable handshakers.
Show More

Origin of handshaker

First recorded in 1900–05; handshake + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for handshaker

lawmaker, senator, leader, legislator, officeholder, groupie, lackey, applicant, competitor, nominee, contender, contestant, aspirant, successor, bidder, partisan, boss, speaker, orator, president

Examples from the Web for handshaker

Historical Examples of 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