backstage

[bak-steyj]

adverb

behind the proscenium in a theater, especially in the wings or dressing rooms.
toward the rear of the stage; upstage.
out of view of the public; in private; behind the scenes: Many of the deals were made backstage at the convention.

adjective

noun

Theater. a backstage area.

Origin of backstage

First recorded in 1895–1900; back2 + stage
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backstage

adverb

behind the part of the theatre in view of the audience; in the dressing rooms, wings, etc
towards the rear of the stage

adjective

situated backstage
informal away from public view
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Word Origin and History for backstage

also back-stage, 1898, from back (adj.) + stage (n.).

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