Etymology
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backstage (n.)

also back-stage, "the area of a theater out of view of the audience," especially in the wings or dressing rooms, 1891; see back (adj.) + stage (n.).

updated on December 23, 2018

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Definitions of backstage from WordNet
1
backstage (adv.)
out of view of the public; behind the scenes;
Working backstage to gain political support for his proposal
many private deals were made backstage at the convention
backstage (adv.)
in or to a backstage area of a theater;
costumes were changed backstage
2
backstage (n.)
a stage area out of sight of the audience;
Synonyms: wing / offstage
3
backstage (adj.)
concealed from public view or attention;
Synonyms: offstage
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