back-office

adjective
\ ˈbak-ˈä-fəs How to pronounce back-office (audio) , -ˈȯ-fəs \

Definition of back-office

: of or relating to the inner workings of a business or institution : internal back-office operations

First Known Use of back-office

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back-office was in 1915

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back off

back-office

back-of-the-envelope

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“Back-office.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back-office. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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