Definition of handshaker

  1. 1 :  one that makes capital of shaking hands or showing extreme politic friendliness money raisers, speechmakers, handshakers, and official greeters — H. S. Commager

  2. 2 :  one that is usually naïvely fond of meeting people a natural handshaker in the good sense of that abused word — S. H. Adams

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Seen and Heard

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


to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!