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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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For 45 years, the Red Cross had been teaching backslaps for choking, which were proven to drive choking objects tighter into the airway, causing death.
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.
And when you win, you aren't rewarded with the congratulatory backslaps - or the resentful sneers - you get at the track.
If this doesn't clear the obstruction, repeat backslaps and abdominal thrusts up to three times.
The Young Knives' entrance was predictably comical - literally emerging through the packed crowd po-faced and additionally riled by a series of encouraging backslaps.
As well as champagne and backslaps, there was some video tape of Ross' finest moments and best sides.
JACKET off and still a bit sweaty, Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais enjoyed backslaps at the HBO party where he sat with Best TV Drama Actor Steve Buscemi.
JACKET off and still sweaty, Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais enjoyed backslaps at the HBO party where he sat with Best TV Drama Actor Steve Buscemi.