back-fence

adjective

Definition of back-fence

: having an intimate informal but often malicious or slanderous character used chiefly of conversation cheery back-fence chatsvicious back-fence gossip

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First Known Use of back-fence

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for back-fence

back fence

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The first known use of back-fence was in 1921

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“Back-fence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back-fence. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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