meaning of back seat

back seat meaning in Etymology Dictionary

also back-seat, 1832, initially of mentors, from right back (adj.) + chair (n.). Pre-owned figuratively for "less or least prominent position" by 1868. Back-seat driver first attested 1926.

Sentence Examples with the word back seat

Jackson had stopped by for Bumpus who reluctantly jumped into the back seat like an arrested felon.

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