backscratcher

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backscratcher

(ˈbækˌskrætʃə)
n
1. (Tools) an implement with a long handle, used for scratching one's back
2. 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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backscratcher - someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantagebackscratcher - someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage
opportunist, self-seeker - a person who places expediency above principle
2.backscratcher - a long-handled scratcher for scratching your backbackscratcher - a long-handled scratcher for scratching your back
scratcher - a device used for scratching
Translations
selänrapsutin

backscratcher

[ˈbækˌskrætʃəʳ] nmanina (grattaschiena inv)
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