backer

[ bak-er ]
/ ˈbæk ər /

noun

a person who supports or aids a person, cause, enterprise, etc.
a person who bets on a competitor in a race or contest.
canvas or other material used for backing.

Nearby words

  1. backdraft,
  2. backdraught,
  3. backdrop,
  4. backed,
  5. backend-to,
  6. backer-up,
  7. backfall,
  8. backfield,
  9. backfile,
  10. backfill

Origin of backer

First recorded in 1535–45; back1 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for backer

backer

/ (ˈbækə) /

noun

a person who gives financial or other support
a person who bets on a competitor or contestant
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Word Origin and History for backer

backer

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper