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  • n  someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality

  • Finesman, a wiry backslapper and pure salesman who at 13 peddled cigars in bars and brothels in Ohio, took up his campaign with gusto.
  • 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.
  • The Prime Minister is a jokey backslapper and charmer, a consummate pol with expensive tastes in cigars, flashy wristwatches and fountain pens; Livni, 49, is a no-nonsense former .

  • Steve LaTourette in The Plain Dealer -
    Concord Township Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette calls Ryan a "backslapper who can tell a good joke" and says he's well-liked.
  • Kent Conrad in USA Today
    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."
  • Bill Richardson in Foster's Daily Democrat
    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.

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