Backslap



to subject to backslapping.
to engage in backslapping.
a hearty slap on the back given as a token of affability or congratulation:
The bridegroom received many a warm handshake and backslap.

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  • Backslapping

    the practice of making a loud and effusive display of friendliness, cordiality, etc., as by slapping persons on the back. to subject to backslapping. to engage in backslapping. a hearty slap on the back given as a token of affability or congratulation: The bridegroom received many a warm handshake and backslap. Contemporary Examples At the […]

  • Backslash

    a short oblique stroke (\), a backward slash, used in some computer operating systems to mark the division between a directory and a subdirectory or its folders, as in designating a path. noun a slash which slopes to the left \ n. 1982, new punctuation symbol introduced for computer purposes, from back (adj.) + slash […]



  • Backslide

    to relapse into bad habits, sinful behavior, or undesirable activities. an act or instance of backsliding: a backslide from his early training. Contemporary Examples But what about the formerly middle-class African Americans who find themselves on the backslide? How Much Does ‘Culture’ Matter for ‘Inner-City’ Poverty? Jamelle Bouie March 19, 2014 Historical Examples And I […]

  • Back someone up

    back someone up verb phrase To confirm what someone says; support what someone does: If you want to go in to complain, I’ll back you up (1860s+ British) To be someone’s substitute; be in reserve: We’ve got three other drivers to back him up (1950s+) To play behind a fielder to retrieve balls that might […]



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