backarapper (plural backarappers)
- (West Midlands) A firework made from multiple firecrackers folded together so that they will explode one after the other.
1956, John Petty, Five fags a day: the last year of a scrap-picker, Secker & Warburg, page 60:
- He would sink like an express lift and leap like a deer: at times he was almost flat on his back and when the hammer cracked he often appeared to be standing on his nose: like a backarapper he fizzed up and down and […]
1966, Oswald Harcourt Davis, The master: a study of Arnold Bennett, page 162:
- It would have been so easy to remove these capricious intrusions of manner clashing with theme; so easy to afford quiet relief, as in the first half of the last chapter, instead of throwing in raillery like backarappers.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:backarapper.