Definition of back slang in English:

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back slang

Pronunciation: /ˈˌbak ˈslaNG/


Slang in which words are spoken as though they were spelled backward (e.g., redraw for warder).
Example sentences
  • In the backstreets of London, his unofficial languages included rhyming slang, back slang, and a variant of London back slang known as ‘aiga’.
  • It's from British back slang and the word ‘boy’ spelled backwards.
  • And for the linguistic enthusiasts amongst you, ‘yob’ itself is back slang for ‘boy’.

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Syllabification: back slang

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