back·​stag·​er ˈbak-¦stā-jər How to pronounce backstager (audio)
plural backstagers
: a movie or play about the making of movies or plays
The glitzy, tap-happy "42nd Street" … is the quintessential backstager about putting on a show …Houston Chronicle, 9 July 2009
: someone who works backstage on the production of a play
As actors and backstagers will tell you, just because something's been around a while doesn't mean it's any less vibrant or effective.Kate Luce Angell, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 26 July 2007

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of backstager was in 1944

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“Backstager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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