glad–hand

play
verb \ˈglad-ˌhand\

Definition of glad–hand

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to extend a glad hand to <candidates glad–handing everyone they meet>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to extend a glad hand <glad–handing as if he were running for mayor>

glad–hander

play \ˈglad-ˌhan-dər\ noun

1903

First Known Use of glad–hand

1903


GLAD–HAND Defined for English Language Learners

glad–hand

play
verb \ˈglad-ˌhand\

Definition of glad–hand for English Language Learners

  • : to give a friendly welcome or greeting to (people) as a way of getting approval


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