backgain

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Etymology 1Edit

Alteration of back-ganging ‎(noun), equivalent to back +‎ ganging.

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NounEdit

backgain ‎(plural backgains)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A relapse.
  2. (Britain dialectal) A decline; consumption.
  3. (Britain dialectal) A relapse in illness.

Etymology 2Edit

Alteration of back-ganging ‎(adjective), equivalent to back +‎ ganging.

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AdjectiveEdit

backgain ‎(comparative more backgain, superlative most backgain)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Receding; going back.
  2. (Britain dialectal, of persons) Not thriving in health or in worldly concerns.
    a backgain family

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