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1. backup

noun. ['ˈbæˌkəp'] a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts.

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Backup

  • breakup
  • buttercup
  • checkup
  • eggcup
  • hookup
  • linkup
  • lockup
  • makeup
  • markup
  • pickup
  • shakeup
  • stalcup
  • stallcup
  • teacup
  • wakeup
  • walkup
  • wisecup

How do you pronounce backup?

Pronounce backup as ˈbæˌkəp.

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2. backup

noun. ['ˈbæˌkəp'] an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage.

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Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. backup

noun. ['ˈbæˌkəp'] the act of providing approval and support.

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. backup

noun. ['ˈbæˌkəp'] (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device.

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. backup

noun. ['ˈbæˌkəp'] someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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