[ hand-shey-ker ]
/ ˈhændˌʃeɪ kər /


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

Nearby words

  1. handset,
  2. handsew,
  3. handsewn,
  4. handsfree,
  5. handshake,
  6. handshaking,
  7. handshape,
  8. handsome,
  9. handsome is as handsome does,
  10. handsomely

Origin of handshaker

First recorded in 1900–05; handshake + -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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