Definition of glad-hand verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

glad-hand

 verb
verb
 
[intransitive, transitive]glad-hand (somebody)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glad-hand
 
he / she / it glad-hands
 
past simple glad-handed
 
-ing form glad-handing
 
 
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(especially of a politician) to say hello to someone in a friendly way, especially when this is not sincere
glad-handing
 
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noun [uncountable]
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