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  • noun

Words related to backslapper

someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality

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Meanwhile, real artists and craftsmen are ignored by the establishment which seems to consist of mutual backslappers awarding each other prizes.
Despite what he and his backslappers may insist, 30 years living the good life in Paris is not punishment.
This week we are on Hainan Island, one of the big tourist spots, and Liang will be weighed down by backslappers, which may not do his chances of notching a quick follow-up any good.
Surrounded by TV crews, radio mikes, and backslappers anxious to shake the hand that shook Australia, it seems a long way from the Shotley Bridge club when older brother Peter was the best cricketer in the family.
But these days many of those former backslappers have not been as accommodating.
Schumacher's face in Australia was a picture, sucking passively on an ice-lolly, largely ignored by the backslappers and photographers as they pursued Irvine down the paddock.
And imagine seeing "the disappointment and fury in the faces of the backslappers, when suddenly the plasticine fell away revealing my iron skeleton from Wilno" (CH 70).
SO, the political backslappers are at it again, creating 30 new Lords.
Fame and fortune have deserted him, as have the backslappers and hangers-on when he was twice world champion.
He will be left wondering where the backslappers have gone.
THE hangers-on and backslappers have drifted away and Paul Gascoigne is suddenly very alone.