backer-up

noun

plural backers-up
: one that backs up: such as
a
b
: a linebacker in football
c
: a worker who mounts calendars between metal strips and staples calendar pads to metal

Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of backer-up was in 1869

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“Backer-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backer-up. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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