backer-up

[bak-er-uhp]

noun, plural back·ers-up.

a supporter; backer; second.
Football. a linebacker.

Nearby words

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

Origin of backer-up

1920–25; back up + -er1

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