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Meaning of BACKSTAIRS

Pronunciation:  'bak'stehrz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a second staircase at the rear of a building
  2. [adj]  secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior"
 

BACKSTAIRS is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: backstair, covert, furtive
 
 See Also: staircase, stairs, stairway, steps

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Back"stairs`\, Backstair \Back"stair`\, a.
Private; indirect; secret; intriguing; -- as if finding
access by the back stairs.

      A backstairs influence.                  --Burke.

      Female caprice and backstairs influence. --Trevelyan.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: back-door, clandestine, covert, feline, furtive, hidlings, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, privy, quiet, shifty, skulking, slinking, slinky, sly, sneaking, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, underground, underhand, underhanded, under-the-counter, under-the-table, unobtrusive
 

 

 

 

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