back stairs: Meaning and Definition of

back' stairs'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. stairs at the back of a house, as for use by servants.
  2. a means of intrigue.


Pronunciation: (bak'stârz'), [key]
— adj.
  1. associated or originating with household servants.
  2. secret, underhanded, or scandalous: backstairs gossip.
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