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Adjective: backstairs  'bak'stehrz
  1. Secret and sly or sordid
    "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"; "backstairs intimacies";
    - backstair, furtive
Noun: backstairs  'bak'stehrz
  1. A second staircase at the rear of a building

See also: covert

Type of: staircase, stairway

Encyclopedia: Backstairs