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  • IPA(key): /bækt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ækt

Etymology 1[edit]

From back (verb).



  1. simple past tense and past participle of back

Etymology 2[edit]

From back (noun) +‎ -ed.


backed (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, slang) Put on one's back; killed; rendered dead.
    He wishes to have the senior, or old square-toes, backed; he longs to have his father on six men's shoulders; that is, carried to the grave.
  2. (in combination) Having specified type of back.
    a high-backed chair
    red-backed shrike
  3. (in combination) Having specified type of backing.
    asset-backed securities
    • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, →OCLC, PC, scene: Batarians Codex entry:
      Hostilities peaked with the Skyllian Blitz of 2176, an attack on the human capital of Elysium by batarian-funded pirates and slavers. In 2178, the Alliance retaliated with a crushing assault on the moon of Torfan, long used as a staging base by batarian-backed criminals. In the aftermath, the batarians retreated into their own systems, and are now rarely seen in Citadel space.
Derived terms[edit]


  • [Francis] Grose [et al.] (1811), “Backed”, in Lexicon Balatronicum. A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. [], London: [] C. Chappell, [], →OCLC.