A payment given, normally in a secretive fashion.
Christine, are you giving backhanders to the butcher?
Noun. A bribe, not to be confused with an aggressive action.
(after being pulled over by a policeman for speeding, Granny Pubby has a few tricks up her sleeve...)
"Would a backhander get me out of this trouble, luv?"
A secretive handing over (usually of money) in exchange for certain favouritism (usually by some sort of authority)
The Businessman gave a back hander to the Politician in order win the large contract.
OR (NZ example)
Peter Sumonivich gave a back hander to Winston Peters in order to obtain a more favourable fishing quota next season.
The Pharmaceutical comapanies gave back handers to numerous doctors in exchange for them promoting certain medications.
A slap given to the back of a person's head, using the dorsal or palmer side of the hand. This action is usually the result of a very irritating or stupid thing the recipient either said or did.
"If you don't shut up, i will give you a backhander"
"would you like a backhander?"