backer

[bak-er]
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noun
  1. a person who supports or aids a person, cause, enterprise, etc.
  2. a person who bets on a competitor in a race or contest.
  3. canvas or other material used for backing.

Origin of backer

First recorded in 1535–45; back1 + -er1

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backer

noun
  1. a person who gives financial or other support
  2. a person who bets on a competitor or contestant
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Word Origin and History for backer
n.

"supporter," 1580s, agent noun from back (v.).

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