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backstory

[bak-stawr-ee, ‐stohr-ee] /ˈbækˌstɔr i, ‐ˌstoʊr i/
noun, plural backstories.
1.
a narrative providing a history or background context, especially for a character or situation in a literary work, film, or dramatic series.
2.
Also, back story.
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British Dictionary definitions for back story

back story

noun
1.
the events which take place before, and which help to bring about, the events portrayed in a film
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Word Origin and History for back story

backstory

n.

c.1990, from background story.

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