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 Globes, the night is all bonhomie, backslapping and table-hopping.
The Gaudy, Gauche and Sometimes Corrupt Greatness of the Golden Globes Richard Rushfield January 15, 2012

Historical Examples

Greetings were curiously breathless yet casual, but without any backslapping.
The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun


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