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.

Origin of backer

First recorded in 1535–45; back1 + -er1

Synonyms for backer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

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

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