Origin of backer
Examples from the Web for backer
When a golfer is out there on the course, any new bet he makes is probably made with his own money, without the help of a backer.
Backer says he relishes the idea of the issue going to court.
How does Ready for Hillary respond to the allegation from Backer et al?
Ironically, Hezbollah and its backer Iran have not always had an antagonistic relationship with al-Qaeda.Hezbollah, Jabhat al-Nusra Set for Showdown in Syria|Jamie Dettmer|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Everyone talks about the Tea Party as though it dragged the Republican Party to the right,” Backer told me.New Tea Party News Network Defining Conservative Brand and Mission|Lloyd Grove|November 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Backer, one who places his money on a particular man or animal; a supporter of one side in a contest.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
From that hour the general was a strong, unmovable friend and backer of the Temple enterprise.Health, Healing, and Faith|Russell H. Conwell
The speaker was Casper Silence, backer of the Rovers baseball team.Frank Merriwell's Son|Burt L. Standish
The backer was a reliable man and asked for a fair run for his money.Thoroughbreds|W. A. Fraser
Be my backer in this enterprise and let the future wipe out the mistakes of the past.The Long Chance|Peter B. Kyne
"supporter," 1580s, agent noun from back (v.).