One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An implement for scratching one's back.
- ‘I do occasionally visit such shops but don't always remember that I want this backscratcher.’
- ‘It foreshadows the surrealists, as he shows the monkeys playing in the jungle with a backscratcher and a milk bottle, trappings of civilisation in the savage world.’
- ‘With a bendable handle this backscratcher can reach the lower or upper part of the back with minimal effort.’
- ‘Neither defect seriously detracts from the looks of this backscratcher.’
- ‘‘Oh look Amy your drink came with a backscratcher,’ Jake noted.’
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