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backscratcher Line breaks: back|scratch¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbakskratʃə/

Definition of backscratcher in English:

noun

An implement for scratching one’s back.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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