Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

backslap

play
verb back·slap \-ˌslap\

Definition of backslap

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to display excessive or effusive goodwill for

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to display excessive cordiality or goodwill

backslap

noun

backslapper

noun



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up backslap? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!