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Backup dancer – a man who is trying to enter the limelight even though he is simply someone’s side-man.Not considered part of the main crew or ensemble, he is a simply a backup dancer.
Whilst backup dancers tend to be attention seekers, they are best ignored
Oi Crispy Grant, how you gonna come flex round my hood when you iz just a backup dancer?”
by WhackBoi August 17, 2016
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Someone who wants to be something or in the spotlight at all times.
Kylie Jenner u backup dancer (cos she's not a kardashian)
by TRUSSSMEDADDI July 27, 2016
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Someone who's just a complete twat, so annoying, attention-seeking, wants to be in the centre of everything but they can't really succeed in doing this. Originated from the song 'shutup by stormzy'
Oi Lydia, stop being such a backup dancer.
by TRUSSSMEDADDI September 19, 2016
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A person who isn't important.

A person who hides in the shadow of someone else.

A copycat.
Yo you heard about Tom

Na he's a Backup Dancer.
by Jumpman44 September 05, 2016
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Backup dancer came up about 2014 when I kept having friends bring these randoms out them. These people tend to not know they are backup dancers. They generally bring nothing to the table, occasionally they have money but 9 times they are just here to make you look good. They are sometimes mistaken for acquaintances but normally you don't know much about they. After a while they graduate from backup dancing to actually friends.
Who'd you come out with ? Some backup dancers!

Those backup dancers over there are throwing shade.
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by Bizall June 06, 2017
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