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back scratcher

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noun

a long-handled device for scratching one's own back.
a person who exchanges favors or services for mutual advantage.

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Origin of back scratcher

First recorded in 1785–95

OTHER WORDS FROM back scratcher

back scratching, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for back scratcher

backscratcher
/ (ˈbækˌskrætʃə) /

noun

an implement with a long handle, used for scratching one's back
informal a person who provides a service, corporate or public money etc, for another, in order to receive a similar service or reward in return

Derived forms of backscratcher

backscratching, noun
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