backslapper

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backslapper

n. someone who is overly friendly and outgoing. At election time, city hall is filled with backslappers and baby-kissers.
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It was a wonderful cricket match - backslaps for a lot of people.
WHEN I accepted an invitation to take part in an awards ceremony at the Oasis Academy school in Croydon during week, I was told to just brace myself for two hours of handshakes and backslaps.
There were smiles, backslaps and handshakes between the two as soon as the race had ended, but the question is: can such camaraderie continue as the battle intensifies?
Bush, who owned the Texas Rangers from 1989 until his election as governor of Texas in 1994, sprinkled his 10-minute address with the verbal backslaps and attaboys typically heard when champions visit the White House, and he urged the Angels to uphold the responsibilities of being champions by ``making the right choices in life.
If this doesn't clear the obstruction, repeat backslaps and abdominal thrusts up to three times.
And when you win, you aren't rewarded with the congratulatory backslaps - or the resentful sneers - you get at the track.
The Young Knives' entrance was predictably comical - literally emerging through the packed crowd po-faced and additionally riled by a series of encouraging backslaps.