Definition of backscratcher in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbakˌskraCHər/ /ˈbækˌskrætʃər/

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  • A rod terminating in a clawed hand for scratching one's own back.

    ‘It foreshadows the surrealists, as he shows the monkeys playing in the jungle with a backscratcher and a milk bottle, trappings of civilisation in the savage world.’
    • ‘‘Oh look Amy your drink came with a backscratcher,’ Jake noted.’
    • ‘Neither defect seriously detracts from the looks of this backscratcher.’
    • ‘I do occasionally visit such shops but don't always remember that I want this backscratcher.’
    • ‘With a bendable handle this backscratcher can reach the lower or upper part of the back with minimal effort.’