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backseat driver

noun

Simple Definition of backseat driver

  • : a passenger in a car who gives driving advice to the driver

  • : someone who gives unwanted advice or who tries to control something that is supposed to be controlled by another person

Full Definition of backseat driver

  1. 1 :  a passenger in a car who gives usually unwanted driving advice to the driver

  2. 2 :  someone who gives unwanted advice or who tries to control something that is supposed to be controlled by another person <Several members of the board of directors have accused him of being a backseat driver.>

Word by Word Definitions

backseatplay
  1. :  a seat in the back (as of an automobile)

    :  an inferior position

driverplay
  1. : :  one that drives: as

    :  coachman

    :  the operator of a motor vehicle


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