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back passage

noun

Definition of back passage

British

  1. :  the part of the body through which solid waste passes —used as a polite way to avoid saying the word “rectum”



Word by Word Definitions

backplay
  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for

passageplay
  1. :  a way of exit or entrance :  a road, path, channel, or course by which something passes

    :  a corridor or lobby giving access to the different rooms or parts of a building or apartment

    :  the action or process of passing from one place, condition, or stage to another

  1. :  to go past or across :  cross

    :  to subject to passage


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