[glad-hand] /ˈglædˌhænd/ Informal.
verb (used with object)
to greet warmly.
to greet in an insincerely effusive manner.
verb (used without object)
to greet others with enthusiasm, especially feigned enthusiasm:
The candidate spent weeks glad-handing around the state.
An excessively friendly or familiar person: “A glad-hander like Patterson offends more people than he charms.”
A person who evinces a warmth and heartiness that is probably insincere; one who is designedly cordial: He is what is known as a gladhander, meaning that he merely shakes hands and talks (1929+)
Effusive and warm; cordial: He gave me that glad-hand business
: After glad-handing the local dignitaries, he heads for the fence (1903+)
give someone the glad hand
[glad-ee-it, -eyt, gley-dee-] /ˈglæd i ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈgleɪ di-/ adjective, Botany. 1. having the shape of a ; sword-shaped. /ˈɡlædɪɪt; -ˌeɪt; ˈɡleɪ-/ adjective 1. (botany) shaped like a sword: gladiate leaves
[glad-ee-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌglæd i əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ adjective 1. of or relating to or to their combats. /ˌɡlædɪəˈtɔːrɪəl/ adjective 1. of, characteristic of, or relating to gladiators, combat, etc adj. 1750s, from Latin gladiatorius (see gladiator) + -al (1).
[glad-ee-ey-ter] /ˈglæd iˌeɪ tər/ noun 1. (in ancient Rome) a person, often a slave or captive, who was armed with a sword or other weapon and compelled to fight to the death in a public arena against another person or a wild animal, for the entertainment of the spectators. 2. a person who engages in […]
[glad-ee-oh-luh] /ˌglæd iˈoʊ lə/ noun 1. (def 1).