backslapping


backslapping

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • backslapping — ► NOUN ▪ the offering of hearty congratulations or praise …   English terms dictionary

  • backslapping — backslapper, n. /bak slap ing/, n. the practice of making a loud and effusive display of friendliness, cordiality, etc., as by slapping persons on the back. [1770 80; BACK1 + SLAPPING] * * * …   Universalium

  • backslapping — noun action of the verb to backslap …   Wiktionary

  • backslapping — back|slap|ping [ˈbækˌslæpıŋ] n [U] behaviour in which people praise each other s achievements more than they deserve …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • backslapping — back|slap|ping [ bæk,slæpıŋ ] noun uncount praise or friendly support expressed in a very enthusiastic way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • backslapping — n. act of vigorously patting someone on the back or shoulder (display of friendship)n. affectionate and sincere slap on the back given as to express congratulation or admiration or compliments v. display or demonstrate exuberant goodwill; treat a …   English contemporary dictionary

  • backslapping — noun the action of offering hearty congratulations or praise. adjective vigorously hearty. Derivatives backslapper noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • backslapping — noun (U) noisy cheerful behaviour when people praise each other s achievements more than they deserve backslapper noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • backslapping — UK [ˈbækˌslæpɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] praise or friendly support expressed in a very enthusiastic way …   English dictionary

  • backslapping — back•slap•ping [[t]ˈbækˌslæp ɪŋ[/t]] n. the practice of making an effusive display of friendliness, as by slapping people on the back • Etymology: 1770–80 back′slap , v.t. v.i. slapped, slap•ping. back′slap per, n …   From formal English to slang