or back-scratch·er, back·scratch·er
- a long-handled device for scratching one's own back.
- a person who exchanges favors or services for mutual advantage.
Origin of back scratcher
First recorded in 1785–95
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Related Words for backscratchergroupie, lackey, slave, stooge, dependent, parasite, follower, puppet, flatterer, subordinate, toady, fan, hanger-on, flunky, doormat, backscratcher, bootlicker, adulator, politician, minion
- an implement with a long handle, used for scratching one's back
- informal a person who provides a service, corporate or public money etc, for another, in order to receive a similar service or reward in return
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