Private indirect key performed with privacy fascinating as though finding access because of the back stairs as backstairs gossip
- Stairs within the straight back section of a home as distinguished through the front stairs a moment staircase powering a building ergo an exclusive or indirect way
- key and sly or sordid
- another staircase at the rear of a building
- Alt. of Backstair
"stairs at the back of a structure," 1650s, from right back (adj.) + stairs (see stair). Figurative use is attested earlier on (1640s).
(a.) Alt. of Backstair