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backhander

[bak-han-der] /ˈbækˌhæn dər/
noun
1.
a backhanded slap, punch, stroke, or play.
2.
British Slang.
  1. a drink served out of turn to a guest as a bottle or decanter is passed around the table during dessert.
  2. a bribe.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; backhand + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for backhander

backhander

/ˈbækˌhændə/
noun
1.
a backhanded stroke or blow
2.
(informal) an indirect attack
3.
(slang) a bribe
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backhander

noun
  1. A blow made with the back of a hand, esp to the face
  2. Secret payment

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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