backhander

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

back + hand + -er

Noun[edit]

backhander (plural backhanders)

  1. A glass of wine given out of turn, the bottle having been handed backwards.
  2. A blow with the back of the hand.
  3. (informal) A bribe.
  4. (racquet sports) A shot played backhand.

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