backroom boy

noun

Definition of backroom boy

slang chiefly British
: a person engaged in scientific especially secret research also : an expert adviser or aide : brain truster

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First Known Use of backroom boy

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Backroom boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backroom%20boy. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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