What does backstairs mean?

backstairs in AZ Dictionary

(a) Furtively continued; clandestine: backstairs gossip.
(a) key or furtive.
(a) Scandalous.
(n) A staircase at the rear of a building or one usually only utilized by servants and tradesmen.
(n) An indirect or furtive means of access or sex.
(n) 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.

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  • Sentence for "backstairs"
  • Synonym for "backstairs"
    • backstair
  • Antonym for "backstairs"
    • front stairs
  • Phrases for "backstairs"
    • any backstairs, really backstairs
  • Hypernym for "backstairs"
    • stairway, staircase
  • Equivalent for "backstairs"
    • covert, back stairs, backstair
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