(Backward acronym) A word which has been turned into an acronym by inventing an expansion, rather than the other way around. E.g. “ping”.
a room located in the rear, especially one used only by certain people. a place where powerful or influential persons, especially politicians, meet to plan secretly or from which they exercise control in an indirect manner: The candidate for mayor was chosen in the precincts’ back rooms. Contemporary Examples I want Missourians to make a […]
the rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine. the part of the body of animals corresponding to the human back. the rear portion of any part of the body: the back of the head. the whole body, with reference to clothing: the clothes on his […]
backscratch noun A helping or accommodating of one by another: It’s got to be a mutual backscratch (late 1800s+) Related Terms you scratch my back i scratch yours
a long-handled device for scratching one’s own back. a person who exchanges favors or services for mutual advantage. noun 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