flesh-press·​ing ˈflesh-ˌpre-siŋ How to pronounce flesh-pressing (audio)
: the act of greeting and shaking hands with people especially while campaigning for political office

Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flesh-pressing was in 1969

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“Flesh-pressing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flesh-pressing. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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