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back scratcher

or back-scratcher, backscratcher

noun
1.
a long-handled device for scratching one's own back.
2.
a person who exchanges favors or services for mutual advantage.
Origin of back scratcher
1785-1795
1785-95
Related forms
back scratching, noun
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backscratch

noun

A helping or accommodating of one by another: It's got to be a mutual backscratch (late 1800s+)

Related Terms

you scratch my back i scratch yours

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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