glad-hander


verb (used with object)

  1. to greet warmly.
  2. to greet in an insincerely effusive manner.

verb (used without object)

  1. to greet others with enthusiasm, especially feigned enthusiasm: The candidate spent weeks glad-handing around the state.

An excessively friendly or familiar person: “A glad-hander like Patterson offends more people than he charms.”

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