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.
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Origin of back scratcher
First recorded in 1785–95
OTHER WORDS FROM back scratcherback scratching, noun
Words nearby back scratcher
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British Dictionary definitions for backscratcher
/ (ˈbækˌskrætʃə) /
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
Derived forms of backscratcherbackscratching, noun
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