back·​stag·​er | \ ˈbak-¦stā-jər How to pronounce backstager (audio) \
plural backstagers

Definition of backstager

1 : 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
2 : 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

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1944, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Backstager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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