Definition of backscratching noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbækskrætʃɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækskrætʃɪŋ//
[uncountable](informal, often disapproving)
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the fact of giving somebody help in return for help that they have given you, often in connection with something that might be illegal
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backscratching