back stairs

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Noun[edit]

back stairs (plural only)

  1. Alternative spelling of backstairs
    • (Can we date this quote?) W.S. Gilbert, The Mikado
      It is consequently my degrading duty to serve this upstart as First Lord of the Treasury, Lord Chief Justice, Commander-in-Chief, Lord High Admiral, Master of the Buckhounds, Groom of the Back Stairs, Archbishop of Titipu, and Lord Mayor, both acting and elect, all rolled into one.