glad-hander


glad-hander
n. somebody who is very enthusiastic and friendly

English slang. 2015.

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  • glad-hander — “ə(r) noun 1. : one given to glad handing : one ready to extend a glad hand the home loving, comfort loving, rotund glad hander Christopher Rand this big, friendly fellow a glad hander who really seemed to mean it R.M.Yoder 2. : one who is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • glad-hander — n. someone who displays effusive friendship. □ What a morass of eager glad handers and glitz! □ The glad handers were out in full force at the Independence Day parade …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • glad-hander — noun see glad hand …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • glad-hand — glad hander, n. /glad hand /, Informal. v.t. 1. to greet warmly. 2. to greet in an insincerely effusive manner. v.i. 3. to greet others with enthusiasm, esp. feigned enthusiasm: The candidate spent weeks glad handing around the state. [1900 05] * …   Universalium

  • glad hand — ☆ glad hand n. Informal a cordial welcome, esp. one that is effusive or overly demonstrative glad hand vt., vi. glad hander n …   English World dictionary

  • glad-hand — verb Date: 1903 transitive verb to extend a glad hand to < candidates glad handing everyone they meet > intransitive verb to extend a glad hand < glad handing as if he were running for mayor > • glad hander noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glad-hand — chiefly N. Amer. verb (especially of a politician) greet or welcome warmly. noun (glad hand) a warm and hearty greeting or welcome. Derivatives glad hander noun …   English new terms dictionary

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