a long-handled device for scratching one's own back.
a person who exchanges favors or services for mutual advantage.
- back scratching, noun
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How to use back scratcher in a sentence
Ive some nice three-legged kettles, a soup tureen that came over in the Mayflower, an ivory back-scratcher that hails from India.Peter Cotterell's Treasure | Rupert Sargent Holland
On a writing-table lay a volume of Shakespeare, and, on an occasional table, a carved ivory back-scratcher.Dead Souls | Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
British Dictionary definitions for backscratcher
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
- backscratching, noun
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