backstairs definition

  • adjective:
    • Furtively continued; clandestine: backstairs gossip.
    • key or furtive.
    • Scandalous.
    • exclusive; indirect; key; performed with secrecy; fascinating; -- like finding access by the back stairs.
    • secret and sly or sordid
  • noun:
    • A staircase at the rear of a building or one usually only utilized by servants and tradesmen.
    • An indirect or furtive means of access or sex.
    • Stairs into the back element of a residence, as distinguished from the front side stairs; a second staircase powering a building; for this reason, a personal or indirect method.
    • a moment staircase powering a building

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