handshaker

noun

Definition of handshaker

1 : one that makes capital of shaking hands or showing extreme politic friendliness money raisers, speechmakers, handshakers, and official greeters— H. S. Commager
2 : one that is usually naïvely fond of meeting people a natural handshaker in the good sense of that abused word— S. H. Adams

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“Handshaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handshaker. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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