Definition of Backhanders

1. Noun. (plural of backhander) ¹



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Definition of Backhanders

1. backhander [n] - See also: backhander

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backhanders

backgrounder
backgrounders
backgrounding
backgrounds
backhand
backhand(a)
backhand drive
backhand shot
backhand stroke
backhanded
backhanded compliment
backhanded compliments
backhandedly
backhandedness
backhander
backhanders (current term)
backhanding
backhands
backhaul
backhauled
backhauling
backhauls
backheel
backheeled
backheeling
backheels
backhoe
backhoed
backhoeing
backhoes

Literary usage of Backhanders

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1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"... backhanders (common), one who keeps back the decanter in order to hand himself a second glass before he passes it. Also, a drink out of turn. ..."

2. Descriptions of Occupations by United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Employment Service (1918)
"He should be able to order stock and calculate sizes; should be able to direct the work of firemen, backhanders, strikers, and helpers. ..."

3. Racquets, Tennis, and Squash by Eustace Miles (1903)
"We have seen already that Burke habitually uses this support of the thumb for all Lawn Tennis backhanders, and that Latham uses it for all strokes and ..."

4. The Contemporary Review (1867)
"He deals no backhanders at any man's faith : he has every man and his faith already classified, generalized, and ticketed according to ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1894)
"... him to his house — it was in the evening — lu- pave nie one of his neat backhanders : You read the Bible very nicely, II. ; you ought to tudy elocution ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1872)
"After a few "backhanders," and some rapid exchanges, in which the husband came by the worst, their conversation turned on money matters—always a sore ..."

7. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1872)
""to drink unfairly,"}, e., "to take backhanders"—a form of " dipsomania" which the doctors have not yet discussed. Saved from the Fire. ..."

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