backslapper backslapper


  • (n) someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality


  1. Finesman, a wiry backslapper and pure salesman who at 13 peddled cigars in bars and brothels in Ohio, took up his campaign with gusto.
  2. There the lordly jocks drifted from backslapper to backslapper, soaked up booze from novel dispensersPanama Records had a machine with faucets for martinis and Manhattans.
  3. Never a backslapper in the clubby Senate cloakroom, Kerry has brushed up on his small strokes.


  1. Concord Township Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette calls Ryan a "backslapper who can tell a good joke" and says he's well-liked.
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Steve LaTourette Source: The Plain Dealer -

  2. "I enjoy him very much : he's not a backslapper, he's a thoughtful, serious man," Conrad says. "He's wise not to sink into the bog of specific policy recommendations. I don't think that's the job of the Federal Reserve chairman."
    on Jan 30, 2007 By: Kent Conrad Source: USA Today

  3. Richardson said he sensed a quiet dignity about Obama and that he was "not a backslapper" but a serious man who genuinely cares about the people with whom he speaks.
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Bill Richardson Source: Foster's Daily Democrat

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