Definition of Backscratcher

1. Noun. Someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage.

Generic synonyms: Opportunist, Self-seeker



2. Noun. A long-handled scratcher for scratching your back.
Generic synonyms: Scratcher

Definition of Backscratcher

1. Noun. A long slender rod with a rake-like device on one end, sometimes in the form of a human hand, designed to let a person scratch his own back. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Backscratcher Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Backscratcher Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Backscratcher

backrush
backrushes
backs
backs up
backsaw
backsaws
backscatter
backscattered
backscattered electron
backscattered electron imaging
backscattering
backscatterings
backscatters
backscratch
backscratched
backscratcher (current term)
backscratchers
backscratches
backscratching
backscroll
backseat
backseat driver
backseat drivers
backseater
backseaters
backseats
backset
backsets
backsetting
backsettler

Literary usage of Backscratcher

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The backscratcher varies in length from 12 to 20 in., and the more elaborate ... Like most oí the obsolete appliances of daily life, the backscratcher, ..."

2. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey, John Wood Warter (1855)
"in the hand he had his backscratcher, at his waist a sling like that with which David killed Goliath ; on his breast a flute, breathing wonderfully like ..."

3. Tibet & Nepal by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1905)
"... and head- and backscratcher, it is not infrequent to find that the ear-piercing operation is accompanied by inflammation or some nasty sore or other, ..."

4. Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope: As Related by Herself in Conversations by Hester Lucy Stanhope (1845)
"By their sides hang a score of strange- looking implements—a carved cup in wood, a backscratcher, to facilitate the chase after vermin in parts where their ..."

5. Proceedings of the Davenport Academy of Sciences by Davenport Academy of Sciences (1904)
"Mueller, A. O Burmese prayer-book; Chinese backscratcher; model boat of birch bark; historical specimens, Michigan. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Backscratcher

Search for Backscratcher on Dictionary.com!Search for Backscratcher on Thesaurus.com!Search for Backscratcher on Google!Search for Backscratcher on Wikipedia!

Search