backgrounder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

background +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

backgrounder (plural backgrounders)

  1. (chiefly US) A briefing or document typically provided prior to a meeting or other event that gives basic details on subjects that are likely to be mentioned.
    One of the President's aides gave us a ten-minute backgrounder on the dairy industry before the meeting.
  2. A person employed to draw backgrounds for a comic or cartoon.
    • 1996, Ron Goldberg, Multimedia Producer's Bible (page 284)
      [] backgrounders paint static background scenes, and then the animation components are layered on top []
  3. A cattle farmer or rancher who runs a backgrounding operation.