The word “backhanders” has 3 syllables: back-han-ders.

It's pronounced as /ˌbækˈhændərz/.

What is synonym and antonym for backhanders?

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Here are synonyms for backhanders along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for backhanders

  • bribes

Meanings of backhanders

  • noun
    1. A glass of wine given out of turn, the bottle having been handed backwards.
    2. A blow with the back of the hand.
    3. A bribe, a secret payment.
    4. (racquet sports) A shot played backhand, a backhand stroke.
    5. A surfer who approaches a swell with the wave behind them ("on their backhand") rather than facing the wave ("on their forehand").

Example Sentences

  • Rumors circulated about shady dealings involving political backhanders.
  • The investigative journalist uncovered a network of illicit financial backhanders.
  • The corrupt official was exposed for accepting illegal backhanders in exchange for favors.
  • The scandal rocked the corporate world as executives were implicated in accepting backhanders.
  • Law enforcement cracked down on the organized crime syndicate involved in offering and accepting backhanders.

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