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Adjective backstair has 1 sense
  1. backstair, backstairs, furtive - secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior"
    Antonyms: overt, open (indirect, via covert)

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Definition: A secret and often illicit or controversial way of doing things.

Example: The scandal was uncovered when an employee revealed the company's backstair dealings.


Definition: A hidden or private staircase, typically used by servants or for discreet access.

Example: The grand mansion had a backstair leading to the servants' quarters.


Definition: Relating to or characteristic of backstairs or secret dealings.

Example: The newspaper published an exposť on the backstair activities of high-ranking officials.

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