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OTHER FORMS: Backhouse
Meaning & History
(i) Variant of Backus
(meaning "one who lives in or works in a bakery", from Old English bǣchūs
"bakehouse, bakery"), the spelling influenced by Bacchus
(name of the Greek and Roman god of wine).
(ii) From a medieval French nickname for a heavy drinker of alcohol, from Latin Bacchus
(the wine god - see (i)).