person who or whatever backs specifically one that backs a person or part of a contest
- spends in a theatrical manufacturing
- person who, or what, backs; specifically a person who backs a individual or part of a contest.
"supporter," 1580s, broker noun from straight back (v.).
- baker by trade
(n.) A person who, or whatever, backs; specially one who backs a person or thing in a contest.
For full bibliography see De Backer and C. Sommervogel, Bibliotheque de la Cie.