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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.
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n.

c.1990, from background story.

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